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Microsoft Authentication Library for Vue 3

Vue 3 plugin for integrating MSAL.js into your app, offering easy-to-use composables.


To install the package, use the following npm command:

npm i vue3-msal-plugin

Sample Apps

You can check out the sample apps to see how to use this package.

  1. Vue 3 App with Pinia
  2. Quasar App


In your main.ts file, you need to initialize the plugin with your MSAL instance.

import { createApp } from 'vue';

import App from './App.vue';
import router from './router';

import { msalPlugin, msalInstance } from 'vue3-msal-plugin';
import type { Configuration, AuthenticationResult } from '@azure/msal-browser';
import { EventType } from '@azure/msal-browser';

const app = createApp(App);

// Define the configuration for the MSAL instance
// For more detailed usage and other available options, please refer to the official MSAL.js documentation -

const msalConfig: Configuration = {
  auth: {
    clientId: import.meta.env.VITE_CLIENT_ID,
    authority: import.meta.env.VITE_AUTHORITY,
    redirectUri: 'http://localhost:5173', // Must be registered as a SPA redirectURI on your app registration
    postLogoutRedirectUri: 'http://localhost:5173', // Must be registered as a SPA redirectURI on your app registration
  cache: {
    cacheLocation: 'localStorage',

// Create a new MSAL instance with the defined configuration
const newMsalInstance = msalInstance(msalConfig);

// Get all accounts from the MSAL instance
const accounts = newMsalInstance.getAllAccounts();
if (accounts.length > 0) {
  // If there are any accounts, set the first one as the active account

// Add an event callback to the MSAL instance
newMsalInstance.addEventCallback((event) => {
  // If the event is a successful login and the event has a payload
  if (event.eventType === EventType.LOGIN_SUCCESS && event.payload) {
    // Cast the payload to an AuthenticationResult
    const payload = event.payload as AuthenticationResult;
    // Get the account from the payload
    const account = payload.account;
    // Set the account as the active account in the MSAL instance

    /* Optioanlly, You can update the user store with the account data here.
    'account' refers to the account data obtained from the MSAL instance.


// Use the vue3-msal-plugin with the MSAL instance
app.use(msalPlugin, newMsalInstance);

// Handle page refresh
// Get the active account from the MSAL instance
const activeAccount = newMsalInstance.getActiveAccount();
if (activeAccount) {
  /* Optioanlly, you can update the user store with the account data here.
    'account' refers to the account data obtained from the MSAL instance.



The plugin provides a useMsal composable that you can use in your components to access the MSAL instance and its related properties and methods. Here's an example:

import { useMsal } from 'vue3-msal-plugin';

const { instance, accounts, inProgress } = useMsal();

console.log('instance', instance); // MSAL instance
console.log('accounts', accounts.value); // Array of account objects
console.log('inProgress', inProgress.value); // Authentication status

The instance is the MSAL instance, accounts is an array of account objects, and inProgress is a reactive property that indicates the authentication status.

The useMsal function also initializes the MSAL instance and handles redirect promises if the interaction status is InteractionStatus.Startup.

For login operations, a loginRequest object is used. It contains a scopes property which is an array of permission scopes. All parameters in the login requests are optional, so you can just send an empty object.

Read more about scopes here.

You can use these methods to perform various authentication operations:

const { instance, accounts, inProgress, loginRequest } = useMsal();

const loginPopup = () => {

const loginRedirect = () => {

const logoutPopup = () => {
    mainWindowRedirectUri: '/',

const logoutRedirect = () => {


The useIsAuthenticated composable provides a reactive property that indicates whether the user is authenticated or not.

import { useIsAuthenticated } from 'vue3-msal-plugin';

const isAuthenticated = useIsAuthenticated(); // Reactive property

You can use this property to conditionally render components or perform actions based on the authentication status of the user.


The useMsalAuthentication composable from vue3-msal-plugin provides a way to handle authentication and acquire tokens using MSAL.

import { useMsalAuthentication, InteractionType } from 'vue3-msal-plugin';

const { acquireToken, result, error, inProgress } = useMsalAuthentication(interactionType, request);

useMsalAuthentication takes two parameters:

  • interactionType: This is of type InteractionType and it specifies the type of interaction to be used for authentication. It can be Popup, Redirect, or Silent.

  • request: This is an object of type PopupRequest, RedirectRequest, or SilentRequest. It contains the parameters for the authentication request.

useMsalAuthentication returns an object with the following properties:

  • acquireToken: This is a function that can be used to manually initiate the token acquisition process. It takes an optional requestOverride parameter which can be used to override the initial request parameters.

  • result: This is a reactive property that holds the result of the authentication process. It will be null if the process has not completed or if an error occurred.

  • error: This is a reactive property that holds any error that occurred during the authentication process. It will be null if no error occurred.

  • inProgress: This is a reactive property that indicates whether the authentication process is currently in progress.

The useMsalAuthentication function automatically initiates the token acquisition process when it is called. If the process is not completed and no error occurred, it will be re-initiated whenever the global inProgress status changes.

Please note that useMsalAuthentication should only be called within the setup() function of a Vue component. Also, the MSAL plugin must be installed in your application. If these conditions are not met, useMsalAuthentication will throw an error.


Makes a GET request to the Microsoft Graph API

The callMsGraph function takes an access token as a parameter and returns a promise that resolves with the response data from the Microsoft Graph API.

You can see an example of how to use this function in here MyProfile.vue.

import { ref, watch } from 'vue';
import type { Ref } from 'vue';
import { useMsal } from 'vue3-msal-plugin';
import type { AccountInfo } from '@azure/msal-browser';

const { callMsGraph } = useMsal();
type UserInfo = AccountInfo | null;

const msGraphData: Ref<UserInfo> = ref(null);

async function fetchData() {
  try {
    const response = await callMsGraph('your-access-token-here');
    msGraphData.value = response;
  } catch (error) {


To obtain the access token, you can use the result from useMsalAuthentication composable.



Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.


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