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Mozilla Persona authentication strategy for Passport.


Passport strategy for authenticating with Mozilla Persona.

This module lets you authenticate using Mozilla Persona in your Node.js applications. By plugging into Passport, Persona authentication can be easily and unobtrusively integrated into any application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware, including Express.

Persona is a fallback Identity Provider for the BrowserID protocol, a distributed login system from Mozilla. This strategy verifies assertions using Mozilla's Remote Verification API. Applications wishing to verify assertions locally should use passport-browserid.

$ npm install passport-persona

The Persona authentication strategy authenticates users using an assertion of email address ownership, obtained via the JavaScript API. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts an email address and calls done providing a user.

passport.use(new PersonaStrategy({
    audience: ''
  function(email, done) {
    User.findByEmail({ email: email }, function (err, user) {
      return done(err, user);

Use passport.authenticate(), specifying the 'persona' strategy, to authenticate requests.

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:'/auth/browserid', 
  passport.authenticate('persona', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(req, res) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home.

For a complete, working example, refer to the signin example.

$ npm install --dev
$ make test

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Jared Hanson <>