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hapi-couchdb-auth-bearer-plugin v0.0.5

Hapi CouchDB Auth Bearer Plugin


Hapi CouchDB Auth Bearer Plugin


npm i -S hapi-couchdb-auth-bearer-plugin



  • sessions bool - enable _session proxy exposes GET, POST & DELETE methods on _session endpoint (default: false)

Hapi Server methods

  • getBearerToken(request, callback) - extract Bearer token from request
  • mapProxyPath(request, callback) - map the bearer token to a couch AuthSession Cookie for given request
  • addCorsAndBearerToken(err, res, request, reply) - map couch AuthSession cookie to bearer token and provide cords support


Session proxy

  register: require('hapi-couchdb-auth-bearer-plugin'),
  options: {
    couchUrl: COUCHDB_URL,
    sessions: true,
}, function(err) {

Get Bearer token + pass to nano

handler: function(request, reply) {
    server.methods.getBearerToken(request, function(err, token) {
      if (err) {
        return reply(err);

      var nanoConfig = {
        url: COUCHDB_URL
      if (token) {
        nanoConfig.cookie = 'AuthSession ' + token;

      var db = nano(nanoConfig);



Proxy pass-through

handler: {
  proxy: {
    passThrough: true,
    mapUri: hapi.methods.mapProxyPath,
    onResponse: hapi.methods.addCorsAndBearerToken


Copyright 2015 Matt Richards

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