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<script type="module">
  import aestheticbookshelfOauth from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@aestheticbookshelf/oauth';



This module lets you add oauth to your express server in a simple way. Currently the only supported strategy is lichess.


const oauth = require('@aestheticbookshelf/oauth')

const firestore = null // provide firestore instance for persistance

const maxAge = 31 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000 // cookie max age in ms, optional, default is 1 year

oauth.initOauth(app, firestore, maxAge)

oauth.addLichessStrategy(app, {
    tag: "lichess-common",
    clientID: process.env.LICHESS_CLIENT_ID,
    clientSecret: process.env.LICHESS_CLIENT_SECRET,
    authURL: "/auth/lichess",
    failureRedirect: "/?lichesslogin=failed",
    okRedirect: "/?lichesslogin=ok"

oauth.addLichessStrategy(app, {
    tag: "lichess-bot",
    clientID: process.env.LICHESS_BOT_CLIENT_ID,
    clientSecret: process.env.LICHESS_BOT_CLIENT_SECRET,
    authURL: "/auth/lichess/bot",
    scope: "challenge:read challenge:write bot:play",
    failureRedirect: "/?lichessbotlogin=failed",
    okRedirect: "/?lichessbotlogin=ok"


If you execute the above code in your express server, then after visiting the authURL on your server ( which takes you to the oauth server of the third party ) and approving the oauth form, all your express requests will have a lichess user that you can access with req.user ( or null if not authorized ). The access token is available as req.user.accessToken.


You can pass an optional scope string, which should hold a space separated list of the scopes you request.


For making your login persistent you can pass an optional firestore instance to initOauth. If null is passed, an in memory store will be used.

Registering app

Of course first you have to register your oauth app with the oauth provider ( see also register lichess oauth app ) and have the necessary environment variables set with CLIENT_ID and CLIENT_SECRET.


If your authUrl passed to the oauth module was /auth/lichess and your server's host is myawesomeserver.com, then you have to register a lichess oauth app with https://myawesomeserver.com/auth/lichess for homepage url and https://myawesomeserver.com/auth/lichess/callback for callback url.


You have to specify your server's host in env variable SITE_HOST. If this is not defined, then a development server is assumed with host localhost:3000. For the development server you need to register a separate oauth app, where you have http://localhost:3000/auth/lichess for homepage url and http://localhost:3000/auth/lichess/callback for callback url ( or alternatively you can define SITE_HOST in development too, eg. SITE_HOST=localhost:8080 ).