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Authentication Guides & Recipes

The Feathers Chat
The Feathers chat application guide shows how to set up basic username and password authentication and how to use it through direct requests and in a browser application.

Authentication API
The complete authentication API documentation.

How JWT Works
Learn more about JWT and how it might differ from authentication methods you've used, previously. (This guide is a work in progress.)

Auth Recipe: Customize the JWT Payload
You can customize the JWT payload. Learn important security implications before you decide to do it.

Auth Recipe: Customize the Login Response
Learn how you can customize the response after a user has attempted to login.

Auth Recipe: Create Endpoints with Mixed Auth
Learn how to setup an endpoint so that it handles unauthenticated and authenticated users with different responses for each.

Auth Recipe: Basic OAuth
Learn how OAuth (Facebook, Google, GitHub) login works, and how you can use it in your application.

Auth Recipe: Custom Auth Strategy
Learn how to setup a completely custom passport-based auth strategy.

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