OAuth2

Source Code

oauth2 supports various oauth2 login flows. There are many pre-configured providers like auth0 that you may use instead of directly using this scheme.

Usage

this.$auth.loginWith('social')

Token refresh

If your provider issues refresh tokens, these will be used to refresh the token before every axios request. Note: This feature is only supported for jwt tokens.

Behavior when the refresh token has expired

If the refresh token has expired, the token cannot be refreshed. You can find the different behavior for server and client side below.

Server side (during page reload or initial navigation)

The user is logged out and navigated to the home page.

Client side (Client initiated axios request)

The user is logged out and navigated to the logout page, for explicitly explaining what happened.

Options

auth: {
  strategies: {
    social: {
      scheme: 'oauth2',
      endpoints: {
        authorization: 'https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth',
        token: undefined,
        userInfo: 'https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v3/userinfo',
        logout: 'https://example.com/logout'
      },
      token: {
        property: 'access_token',
        type: 'Bearer',
        maxAge: 1800
      },
      refreshToken: {
        property: 'refresh_token',
        maxAge: 60 * 60 * 24 * 30
      },
      responseType: 'token',
      grantType: 'authorization_code',
      accessType: undefined,
      redirectUri: undefined,
      logoutRedirectUri: undefined,
      clientId: 'SET_ME',
      scope: ['openid', 'profile', 'email'],
      state: 'UNIQUE_AND_NON_GUESSABLE',
      codeChallengeMethod: '',
      responseMode: '',
      acrValues: '',
      // autoLogout: false
    }
  }
}

endpoints

Each endpoint is used to make requests using axios. They are basically extending Axios Request Config.

authorization

REQUIRED - Endpoint to start login flow. Depends on oauth service.

userInfo

While not a part of oauth2 spec, almost all oauth2 providers expose this endpoint to get user profile.

token

If using Google code authorization flow (responseType: 'code') provide a URI for a service that accepts a POST request with JSON payload containing a code property, and returns tokens exchanged by provider for code. See source code

If a false value is set, we only do login without fetching user profile.

logout

Endpoint to logout user from Oauth2 provider's system. Ensures that a user is signed out of the current authorization session.

token

property

  • Default: access_token

property can be used to specify which field of the response JSON to be used for value. It can be false to directly use API response or being more complicated like auth.access_token.

::: tip If you need to use the IdToken instead of the AccessToken, set this option to id_token. :::

type

  • Default: Bearer

It will be used in Authorization header of axios requests.

maxAge

  • Default: 1800

Here you set the expiration time of the token, in seconds. This time will be used if for some reason we couldn't decode the token to get the expiration date.

Should be same as login page or relative path to welcome screen. (example)

By default is set to 30 minutes.

refreshToken

property

  • Default: refresh_token

property can be used to specify which field of the response JSON to be used for value. It can be false to directly use API response or being more complicated like auth.refresh_token.

maxAge

  • Default: 60 * 60 * 24 * 30

Here you set the expiration time of the refresh token, in seconds. This time will be used if for some reason we couldn't decode the token to get the expiration date.

By default is set to 30 days.

responseType

  • Default: token

If you use code you may have to implement a server side logic to sign the response code.

grantType

Set to authorization_code for authorization code flow.

accessType

If using Google code authorization flow (responseType: 'code') set to offline to ensure a refresh token is returned in the initial login request. (See Google documentation)

redirectUri

Should be same as login page or relative path to welcome screen. (example)

By default it will be inferred from redirect.callback option. (Defaults to /login)

logoutRedirectUri

Should be an absolute path to the welcome screen

clientId

REQUIRED - oauth2 client id.

scope

REQUIRED - Oauth2 access scopes.

state

The primary reason for using the state parameter is to mitigate CSRF attacks. (read more)

By default is set to random generated string.

codeChallengeMethod

By default is 'implicit' which is the current workflow implementation. In order to support PKCE ('pixy') protocol, valid options include 'S256' and 'plain'. (read more)

acrValues

Provides metadata to supply additional information to the authorization server. (read more)

autoLogout

  • Default: false

If the token has expired, it will prevent the token from being refreshed on load the page and force logout the user.