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github-oauth-prompt v1.1.0

Easy creation of GitHub OAuth tokens for your app name

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Easy creation of GitHub OAuth tokens.

Two-factor authentication is fully supported.

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install github-oauth-prompt

var oauth = require('github-oauth-prompt');
oauth({name: 'my-token'}, function (err, token) {
    // Now you have a token.


(Coming soon)

See Examples


In all examples below, callback is a function accepting two parameters: error and response.

function callback (err, res) {
    console.log('Token: ' + res);

Example 1

// Prompt for username, password, two-factor auth code if required,
// and return to the callback a GitHub token with basic scope.
    name: 'moonrise-kingdom'
}, callback);

moonrise-kingdom demo gif

Example 2

// Prompt for a token for read/write access to all repositories
// and organisations and write access to Gists.
// More scopes:
    name: 'rushmore',
    scopes: ['repo', 'gist']
}, callback);

rushmore demo gif

See that the token exists.

rushmore token in list

When called again, the existing token is returned.

rushmore demo existing gif

Example 3

// Set prompt messages.
    name: 'the-life-aquatic',
    prompt: {
        username: 'Enter username:',
        password: 'Enter password:',
        code: 'Enter two-factor authorisation code'
}, callback);

the-life-aquatic demo gif

Example 4

// Use own prompt. Must deal with two-factor authentication.
// Ask for username and password and store in an object. For this example, and
// to avoid getting bogged down in callback-hell, we have them already available.
var auth = {
    username: 'Margot',
    password: 'RichieLovesMe'
// Setup a function to call oauth with a code.
function getToken (code) {
    // Get a token with a two-factor authentication code.
    var authOptions = {
        name: 'the-royal-tenenbaums'
        username: auth.username,
        password: auth.password,
    if (code) {
        authOptions.code = code;
    oauth(authOptions, function (err, token) {
// Test to see if a code is required for a given username and password.
oauth.requiresCode(auth, function (err, hasTwoFactorAuth) {
    if (!hasTwoFactorAuth) {
        // No need for a code.
    } else {
        // You need to get a two-factor authentication code from
        // the user.
        myCodePrompt(function (err, code) {


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

# Requirements
npm install -g grunt-cli
# Dev
npm install && grunt

Release History

  • v1.0.1 The Royal Tenenbaums: "Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery?"
  • v1.0.0 The Royal Tenenbaums
  • v0.2.2 Rushmore: "What's the secret, Max?"
  • v0.2.1 Rushmore: "I saved Latin. What did you ever do?"
  • v0.2.0 Rushmore
  • v0.1.3 Bottle Rocket: "So, did you enjoy your first visit to the nut house?
  • v0.1.2 Bottle Rocket: "Tell Anthony I love him."
  • v0.1.1 Bottle Rocket: "Which part of Mexico are you from?"
  • v0.1.0 Bottle Rocket


Copyright (c) 2014 Henry Blyth. Licensed under the MIT license.

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