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gatsby-plugin-okta

A starter for Gatsby Okta authentication plugin for easy access to Okta authentication in your Gatsby app.

The plugin generates a config for you based on your .env variables. Just plug it into gatsby-config.js and it will instantiate an OktaAuth for you.

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How it works

Custom Login Widget Okta Hosted Login

To view samples, click the headers above or go to project url: https://github.com/jasonnoahchoi/gatsby-plugin-okta

Table of Contents

Quick Start

mkdir my-site
cd my-site
yarn init
# install gatsby-plugin-okta and dependencies
yarn add gatsby react react-dom gatsby-plugin-okta

Install

NPM

$ npm install --save gatsby-plugin-okta

Yarn

$ yarn add gatsby-plugin-okta

Start a new Gatsby Project

In your preferred directory…

$ gatsby new gatsby-plugin-okta https://github.com/jasonnoahchoi/gatsby-plugin-okta
$ cd gatsby-plugin-okta

Then add the plugin to your gatsby-config.js.

How to Use

Setup

$ cp .env.development.example .env.development
// in your project's gatsby-config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    {
      resolve: 'gatsby-plugin-okta',
      options: {
        domain: process.env.OKTA_DOMAIN,
        issuer: process.env.OKTA_ISSUER,
        clientId: process.env.OKTA_CLIENT_ID,
        redirectUri: process.env.OKTA_REDIRECT_URI,
        pkce: process.env.OKTA_PKCE,
        scopes: process.env.OKTA_SCOPES
      },
    },
  ],

These values are required:

  • OKTA_ISSUER, OKTA_CLIENT_ID, OKTA_REDIRECT_URI

These are optional and have the following defaults:

// NOTE: `scopes`, `responseType` are of type [String] and not String. This was a huge hiccup for me.
{ 
  scopes: process.env.OKTA_SCOPES || ['openid', 'email', 'profile'],
  responseType: process.env.OKTA_RESPONSE_TYPE || ['token', 'id_token'],
  pkce: process.env.OKTA_PKCE || true,
  disableHttpsCheck: process.env.OKTA_DISABLE_HTTPS_CHECK || false
}

Details

There are many ways to authenticate using Okta. This project shows you two ways that are similiar to the officially supported examples shown in okta/samples-js-react.

The main difference is that this project uses Gatsby and we are taking advantage of the more modern @reach/router instead of using react-router-dom.

Implementation

Context.Provider + useOktaAuth hook combo

If you want to use SecurityProvider. Make sure to wrap each page in a layout container so that each one of the components will have access to the authentication context.

// layout.js

import React from 'react'
import { SecurityProvider } from 'gatsby-plugin-okta'

export default function Layout({ children }) {
  return (
    <SecurityProvider {...config}>
      <div>
        {children}
      </div>
    </Security>

In your component, destructure from useOktaAuth() in order to use the context.

// Home.js

import React from 'react'
import { useOktaAuth } from 'gatsby-plugin-okta'

export default function Home() {
  const { authState, authService } = useOktaAuth()
  const [userInfo, setUserInfo] = useState(null)

  useEffect(() => {
    if (!authState.isAuthenticated) {
      // When user isn't authenticated, forget any user info
      setUserInfo(null)
    } else {
      authService.getUser().then((info) => {
        setUserInfo(info)
      })
    }
  }, [authState, authService]) // Update if authState changes

  return (
    <div />
  )
}

Understanding SecurityProvider

Learn more by visiting: https://github.com/okta/okta-oidc-js/blob/master/packages/okta-react/README.md#security

useGatsbyAuth hook only

If you do not require the use of SecurityProvider and would like to have access to the context whenever your component requires it. Make sure to wrap private components in a PrivateRoute.js wrapper.

// PrivateRoute.js

import React from 'react'
import { useGatsbyAuth } from 'gatsby-plugin-okta'

export default function PrivateRoute({ as: Component, location, ...rest }) {
  const { authState, authService } = useGatsbyAuth()

  if (authState && (authState.isAuthenticated || authState.isPending)) {
    return <Component {...rest} />
  } else {
    // this redirects an unauthenticated user to login, and once authenticated
    // will redirect back to the path of "/"
    authService.login('/')
    return null
  }
}

Setup your router and wrap the pages you want to protect in <PrivateRoute>.

In this example, we will make just our root route of Landing as a private route. Because of authService.login('/'), it will redirect a user to the hosted okta page anytime the user visits the root domain.

All pages, <Landing>, <Home> and <Profile> do have logic inside that handles the authState.isAuthenticated boolean and shows different data.

// in pages/index.js

import React from 'react'
import { Router } from '@reach/router'
import { PrivateRoute } from 'src/components/PrivateRoute'
import NotFoundPage from './404'
import Landing from './landing'
import Home from './home'
import Profile from './profile'

export default function App() {
  return (
    <Router>
      <PrivateRoute as={Landing} path="/" />
      <Home path="home" />
      <Profile path="profile" />
      <NotFoundPage default title="Not Found" />
    </Router>
  )
}

To have access to the react context once authenticated, make sure to import useGatsbyAuth from the plugin.

import React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react'
import { useGatsbyAuth } from 'gatsby-plugin-okta'

export default function Home() {
  const { authState, authService } = useGatsbyAuth()
  const [userInfo, setUserInfo] = useState(null)

  useEffect(() => {
    if (!authState.isAuthenticated) {
      // When user isn't authenticated, forget any user info
      setUserInfo(null)
    } else {
      authService.getUser().then((info) => {
        setUserInfo(info)
      })
    }
  }, [authState, authService]) // Update if authState changes

  return (
    <div />
  )
}

useOktaAuth and useGatsbyAuth Deep Dive

Please check out official documentation found here: https://github.com/okta/okta-oidc-js/blob/master/packages/okta-react/README.md#useoktaauth

authState

Components get this object as a passed prop using the useOktaAuth or useGatsbyAuth React Hook.
The authState object provides synchronous access to the following properties:

  • .isPending
  • .isAuthenticated
  • .idToken
  • .accessToken
  • .error

To learn more about these, please go to the official documentation found at: https://github.com/okta/okta-oidc-js/blob/master/packages/okta-react/README.md#authstate

authService

Components can get this object as a passed prop using the useOktaAuth or useGatsbyAuth React Hook. The authService object provides methods for managing tokens and auth state.

  • authService.getAuthState()
  • authService.getUser()
  • authService.getIdToken()
  • authService.getAccessToken()
  • authService.login(fromUri, additionalParams)
  • authService.logout(uri)
  • authService.redirect(additionalParams)
  • authService.handleAuthentication()
  • authService.setFromUri(uri)
  • authService.getFromUri()
  • authService.getTokenManager()
  • authService.updateAuthState()
  • authService.on(eventName, callback)
  • authService.clearAuthState()

To learn more about these functions, please to over to the official documentation: https://github.com/okta/okta-oidc-js/blob/master/packages/okta-react/README.md#authservice

Setup Okta Widget

This does not require you to have to npm install the okta widget yourself because the plugin provides you with this dependency.

It does require you to have to set up a auth or login route in order to take advantage of the widget.

// pages/login.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react'
import { OktaSignInWidget, config } from 'gatsby-plugin-okta'

const logo = 'https://www.gatsbyjs.com/Gatsby-Monogram.svg'
const title = "Acme Company Login"
const widget = OktaSignInWidget({ config, logo, title })

export default function Login() {
  const [renderWidget, setRenderWidget] = useState(false)
  useEffect(() => {
    if (!renderWidget) {
      widget.renderEl(
        { el: '#sign-in-widget' },
        () => {
          /**
           * In this flow, the success handler will not be called beacuse we redirect
           * to the Okta org for the authentication workflow.
           * but otherwise you can do something like `success(res)` and handle it appropriately
           */
        },
        (err) => {
          throw err
        }
      )
      setRenderWidget(true)
    }
  }, [renderWidget])

  useEffect(() => {
    return () => {
      if (renderWidget) {
        widget.remove()
        setRenderWidget(false)
      }
    }
  }, [renderWidget])

  return (
    <div>
      <div id="sign-in-widget" />
    </div>
  )
}

Okta Signin Widget props

Name Type Description
config object Data object that is configured via your local gatsby-config file. Can be passed in by importing config from 'gatsby-plugin-okta'
title string The title that a user will see on the sign in widget
logo string URL or local path to an svg that allows rendering of a logo

Issues

This project is WIP and is just quickly put together so we can see an example of @reach/router usage. There are bound to be issues and lots of areas we have yet to touch with this particular project. It can be vastly larger with much more customization that can be configured.

This is an open source plugin, so all PRs are welcome! Please feel free to fork it over and submit them whenever you have some feature suggestions or bugfixes.