@loopback/authentication

A LoopBack component for authentication support.

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@loopback/authentication

A LoopBack 4 component for authentication support. Its corresponding documentation is in LoopBack component authentication

Overview

AuthenticationComponent

This component contains the core logic for the authentication layer in LoopBack 4.

It contains:

  • A decorator to express an authentication requirement on controller methods
  • A provider to access method-level authentication metadata
  • An action in the REST sequence to enforce authentication (No longer needed for middleware based sequence)
  • An extension point to discover all authentication strategies and handle the delegation

Installation

npm install --save @loopback/authentication

Basic Use

Load the AuthenticationComponent into your application.

Extension developers need to:

Application Developers need to:

Create and register a passport based strategy

Related resources

For detailed documentation, see AuthenticationComponent.

For a tutorial on how to add JWT authentication to an application, see How to secure your LoopBack 4 application with JWT authentication.

For some background on our design decisions, please read Multiple Authentication strategies.

Note

Starting from version @loobpack/authentication@3.0.0, UserProfile needs to be imported from @loopback/security and it's not backward compatible with the one exported from @loobpack/authentication@2.x. Make sure you follow the new tutorial to build the authentication system.

Contributions

Tests

run npm test from the root folder.

Contributors

See all contributors.

License

MIT

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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