Angular module and integration for WebFrontAuth (WFA) applications.

Usage no npm install needed!

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Angular module for WebFrontAuth

Angular module and integration for WebFrontAuth (WFA) applications.

Quick start

  • npm i @signature/webfrontauth-ngx
  • In the imports array of your AppModule, add NgxAuthModule.forRoot()
  • In the providers array of your AppModule, add initializeAuthFactory and/or AuthInterceptor (see Example module below)
  • In your main.ts, configure the module before bootstrap (see Requirements below)
  • Inject NgxAuthService and/or AuthService wherever you need it
  • If you need route protection, use AuthGuard and/or extend your own AuthSchemeGuard in your routes


The following features are exposed:

  • AuthInterceptor: An HttpInterceptor using WFA authentication in calls.
  • AuthGuard: An Angular route guard that blocks routes when the user is not authenticated, or is no longer safely authenticated.
  • AuthSchemeGuard: An abstract class for an Angular route guard that blocks routes depending on active authentication schemes.
  • NgxAuthService: A wrapper around AuthService that provides an Observable<IAuthenticationInfo> emitted every time authentication changes.
  • The WFA AuthService can be injected into your components, or services.

Side effects

@signature/webfrontauth-ngx provides some services which may affect your entire application:

  • With AuthInterceptor: All requests made using the Angular HttpService will be authenticated by injecting the user token from AuthService into the Authorization: Bearer HTTP request header.
    • No domain check is made. Ensure your application does not call third party or untrusted domains with the Angular HttpService, or your user token will leak to the outside.


Using NgxAuthModule requires you to inject configuration before bootstrapModule() is called, most likely in your main.ts, by providing the following injection tokens:

  • AuthServiceClientConfiguration: The client configuration (URLs and login path).
    • You can create your own, or use a helper function to use the current host (createAuthConfigUsingCurrentHost).
  • AXIOS: The axios instance that should be used by WFA.
    • This instance can be used throughout the rest of your application by using @Inject(AXIOS) where appropriate.
    • This instance will be authenticated by WFA. The security notes from HttpService also apply here (see Side effects above).

A simple configuration looks like this:

import axios from 'axios';
import { AXIOS, AuthServiceClientConfiguration, createAuthConfigUsingCurrentHost } from '@signature/webfrontauth-ngx';

    provide: AuthServiceClientConfiguration,
    deps: [], // This is not required in latest angular versions.
    // If your WFA host is on the same machine and port (eg. using a SPA proxy):
    // Replace '/login' with the Angular route you use to log in.
    // This route automatically gets the 'returnUrl' query parameter.
    useValue: createAuthConfigUsingCurrentHost('/login')
    // If your WFA host is on another machine or port:
    // Create your own `AuthServiceClientConfiguration` here.
    useValue: new AuthServiceClientConfiguration(myEndpoint, '/login')
    provide: AXIOS,
    deps: [], // This is not required in latest angular versions.
    useValue: axios.create(),

Optionally, you can also provide WFA_TYPESYSTEM to use your own IAuthenticationInfoTypeSystem<IUserInfo>.

Example module

A simple AppModule using both initializeAuthFactory and AuthInterceptor looks like this:

import { HTTP_INTERCEPTORS } from '@angular/common/http';
import { APP_INITIALIZER, NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AuthService } from '@signature/webfrontauth';
import { NgxAuthModule, AuthInterceptor, initializeAuthFactory } from '@signature/webfrontauth-ngx';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

  declarations: [
  imports: [
  providers: [
      // Refreshes authentication on startup
      provide: APP_INITIALIZER,
      useFactory: initializeAuthFactory,
      multi: true,
      deps: [AuthService]
      // Authenticates all HTTP requests made by Angular
      provide: HTTP_INTERCEPTORS,
      useClass: AuthInterceptor,
      multi: true
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }