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geddy-passport v0.1.8

Passport authentication for Geddy


Geddy provides built-in authentication which integrates with Passport to allow auth against either local accounts or third-party social services like Facebook and Twitter.

Using the generator

To set up a new Geddy app with built-in authentication, create your application like normal, then run the geddy auth command inside, like so:

$ geddy app by_tor
$ cd by_tor
$ geddy auth

This will pull down Geddy-Passport using NPM, and install all the needed code into your app. This includes the needed Passport libraries, and the Geddy models and controllers for the local User accounts and the login process.

Danger, Warning, etc.

The geddy auth generator should only be used in a new Geddy app. If you run it inside an existing app, it may overwrite existing files that you wanted to keep.

If you need to add auth to an existing app, you can take a look at the Geddy-Passport project, which is itself a Geddy app scaffold, and use the pieces you need.

Configuring Passport

You'll need to add the settings for Passport in your app's environment.js file. That includes the redirect locations for after an auth failure or success, and the OAuth keys for your app. The setting will look something like this:

  passport: {
    successRedirect: '/'
  , failureRedirect: '/login'
  , twitter: {
      consumerKey: 'XXXXXXX'
    , consumerSecret: 'XXXXXXX'
  , facebook: {
      clientID: 'XXXXXXX'
    , clientSecret: 'XXXXXXX'

Local users

Local User accounts just go through the usual RESTful actions you'd get in a normal Geddy resource. Start at "/users/add" to create a new User. You can modify "/app/models/user.js" to add any other properties you want.

Login with third-party services

A successful login with a third-party service like Facebook or Twitter will create a linked local User account if one does not exist.

Authenticated users

After a user successfully authenticates, she will end up redirected to the successRedirect you've specified, and there will be two new items in the user's session:

  • userId -- the id for the local User account
  • authType -- the method of authentication (e.g., 'local', 'twitter')


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