AuthenticationStrategy

AuthenticationStrategy

AuthenticationStrategy

An AuthenticationStrategy defines how a User (which can be a Customer in the Shop API or and Administrator in the Admin API) may be authenticated.

Real-world examples can be found in the Authentication guide.

Signature

interface AuthenticationStrategy<Data = unknown> extends InjectableStrategy {
  readonly name: string;
  defineInputType(): DocumentNode;
  authenticate(ctx: RequestContext, data: Data): Promise<User | false>;
  onLogOut?(user: User): Promise<void>;
}

Extends

Members

name

readonly property
type:
string
The name of the strategy, for example 'facebook', 'google', 'keycloak'.

defineInputType

method
type:
() => DocumentNode

Defines the type of the GraphQL Input object expected by the authenticate mutation. The final input object will be a map, with the key being the name of the strategy. The shape of the input object should match the generic Data type argument.

Example

For example, given the following:

defineInputType() {
  return gql`
     input MyAuthInput {
       token: String!
     }
  `;
}

assuming the strategy name is “my_auth”, then the resulting call to authenticate would look like:

authenticate(input: {
  my_auth: {
    token: "foo"
  }
}) {
  # ...
}

Note: if more than one graphql input type is being defined (as in a nested input type), then the first input will be assumed to be the top-level input.

authenticate

method
type:
(ctx: RequestContext, data: Data) => Promise<User | false>
Used to authenticate a user with the authentication provider. This method will implement the provider-specific authentication logic, and should resolve to either a User object on success, or false on failure.

onLogOut

method
type:
(user: User) => Promise<void>
Called when a user logs out, and may perform any required tasks related to the user logging out with the external provider.