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reauthorize

2.0.0 • Public • Published

reauthorize

This package provides a number of tools to help you implement authorization in your react and redux application.

Installation

npm install reauthorize

Key principals

This package defines an interface User which all of the authorization tools expect.

interface User {
  authenticated: boolean;
  roles: string[];
}

You can extend this for your own user object.

All of the below tools use an AuthorizationSetting type which is equivalent to: bool | string | string[]. The possible values have the following meanings:

  • true - will return Authorized for any authenticated user
  • false - will return Authorized for any user
  • string - will return Authorized for any authenticated user with a role which matches this string
  • string[] - will return Authorized for any authenticated user with a role which matches one of the roles in this array
  • undefined - will return Unauthorized for any user (in case you do not provide a setting)

authMiddleware

This is a middleware that allows you to authorize based on redux actions.

Its configured with the following options:

export interface AuthMiddlewareOptions<TState, TAction> {
    actionType: string;                                           // name of action to monitor
    getUser: (state: TState) => User;                             // method to get the current user from the state
    getAuthPayload: (action: TAction) => AuthPayload;             // method to get the payload from the action
    unauthorizedAction: any;                                      // action to dispatch if unauthorized
    unauthenticatedAction?: any;                                  // action to dispatch if unauthenticated (unauthorized will be used if undefined)
    unauthorizedError?: string;                                   // error message to throw when unauthorized
    unauthenticatedError?: string;                                // error message to throw when authenticated
    handleUnauthenticatedApiErrors?: boolean | ShouldHandleError; // handle unauthenticated errors from api requests (see below)
    handleUnauthorizedApiErrors?: boolean | ShouldHandleError;    // handle unauthorized errors from api requests (see below)
}

The AuthPayload type is defined as:

export type AuthPayload = {
    authorize: AuthorizationSetting,
    parent?: AuthPayload
};

So if parent is defined it will recurse and inherit authorization settings if not defined at the current level.

For example to use with redux-little-router to authorize your location changes:

import { LOCATION_CHANGED, replace, Location } from "redux-little-router";
import { configureAuthMiddleware, AuthState, AuthPayload } from "reauthorize";
 
const authMiddleware = configureAuthMiddleware<AuthState, { payload: Location }>({
    actionType: LOCATION_CHANGED,
    getAuthPayload: action => (action.payload || {}).result as AuthPayload,
    getUser: state => state.currentUser,
    unauthorizedAction: replace("/forbidden")
});
 
// add authorize to your routes:
const routes = {
  "/home": {
    authorize: false
  },
  "/admin": {
    authorize: "ADMIN"
  }
};

Handle unauthenticated/unauthorized API responses

If enabled and the next middleware in the chain calls an API and throws an error then the appropriate actions will be dispatched.

If handleUnauthenticatedApiErrors is true then the reauthorize middleware will look for error.response.status === 401 and dispatch the unauthenticatedAction and throw the unauthenticatedError.

If unauthorizedAction is true then the reauthorize middleware will look for error.response.status === 401 and dispatch the unauthenticatedAction and throw the unauthorizedError.

Alternatively you can provide a ShouldHandleError function for either which takes the form (error: any) => boolean to determine whether we want to treat the error as unauthenticated/unauthorized.

Authorize component

This is a component you can use to hide parts of a component based on authorization.

Note: if you need to hide an entire component a better solution is to use the higher order component described below

import * as React from "react";
import { Authorize } from "reauthorize";
 
class MyComponent extends React.Component<{}> {
  public render() {
    return (
      <div>
        <h1>My component</h1>
        <p>Some non sensitive information</p>
        <Authorize authorize="ADMIN">
          <p>Some sensitive information</p>
        </Authorize>
      </div>
    );
  }
}

authorize higher order component

This is a higher order component, connected to the redux store which allows you to show or hide an entire component based on an authorization setting:

import * as React from "react";
import { authorize } from "reauthorize";
 
class MyComponent extends React.Component<{}> {
  public render() {
    return <div>Some sensitive information</div>;
  }
}
 
export default authorize("ADMIN")(MyComponent);

isAuthorized function

This is the backbone to all of the above tools. It takes in a User and an AuthorizationSetting and will return one of the following results:

  • "Authorized" - the user is authorized
  • "Unauthorized" - the user is not authorized
  • "Unauthenticated" - the user is not authenticated

License

Made with 💖 by NewOrbit in Oxfordshire, and licensed under the MIT Licence

Install

npm i reauthorize

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