passport-vkontakte

VK.com authentication strategy for Passport.

Passport-VKontakte

Passport strategy for authenticating with VK.com using the OAuth 2.0 API.

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

$ npm install passport-vkontakte

The VK.com authentication strategy authenticates users using a VK.com account and OAuth 2.0 tokens. The strategy requires a verify callback, which accepts these credentials and calls done providing a user, as well as options specifying a app ID, app secret, and callback URL.

passport.use(new VKontakteStrategy({
    clientID:     VKONTAKTE_APP_ID, // VK.com docs call it 'API ID' 
    clientSecret: VKONTAKTE_APP_SECRET,
    callbackURL:  "http://localhost:3000/auth/vkontakte/callback"
  },
  function(accessTokenrefreshTokenprofiledone) {
    User.findOrCreate({ vkontakteId: profile.id }, function (erruser) {
      return done(err, user);
    });
  }
));

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

For example, as route middleware in an Express application:

app.get('/auth/vkontakte',
  passport.authenticate('vkontakte'),
  function(reqres){
    // The request will be redirected to vk.com for authentication, so 
    // this function will not be called. 
  });
 
app.get('/auth/vkontakte/callback',
  passport.authenticate('vkontakte', { failureRedirect: '/login' }),
  function(reqres) {
    // Successful authentication, redirect home. 
    res.redirect('/');
  });

Set display in passport.authenticate() options to specify display mode. Refer to the OAuth dialog documentation for information on its usage.

app.get('/auth/vkontakte',
  passport.authenticate('vkontakte', { display: 'mobile' }),
  function(req, res){
    // ...
  });

If you need extended permissions from the user, the permissions can be requested via the scope option to passport.authenticate().

For example, this authorization requests permission to the user's friends:

app.get('/auth/vkontakte',
  passport.authenticate('vkontakte', { scope: ['friends'] }),
  function(reqres){
    // The request will be redirected to vk.com for authentication, with 
    // extended permissions. 
  });

The VK.com profile may contain a lot of information. The strategy can be configured with a profileFields parameter which specifies a list of additional fields your application needs. For example, to fetch users's city and bdate configure strategy like this.

passport.use(new VKontakteStrategy({
    // clientID, clientSecret and callbackURL
    profileFields: ['city', bdate']
  },
  // verify callback
));

The VK.com profile structure can differ from one API version to another. The specific version to use can be configured with a apiVersion parameter. The default is 5.0.

passport.use(new VKontakteStrategy({
    // clientID, clientSecret and callbackURL 
    apiVersion: '5.17'
  },
  // verify callback 
));
$ npm install --dev
$ make test

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Jared Hanson

Copyright (c) 2012 Stepan Stolyarov

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