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Authorizer

Authorizer is an open-source authentication and authorization solution for your applications. Bring your database and have complete control over the user information. You can self-host authorizer instances and connect to any database (Currently supports 11+ databases including Postgres, MySQL, SQLite, SQLServer, YugaByte, MariaDB, PlanetScale, CassandraDB, ScyllaDB, MongoDB, ArangoDB).

For more information check:

Introduction

We offer the following functionality

  • Sign-in / Sign-up with email ID and password
  • Secure session management
  • Email verification
  • OAuth2 and OpenID compatible APIs
  • APIs to update profile securely
  • Forgot password flow using email
  • Social logins (Google, Github, Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple more coming soon)
  • Role-based access management
  • Password-less login with magic link login
  • Multi factor authentication
  • Email templating
  • Webhooks

Roadmap

  • VueJS SDK
  • Svelte SDK
  • Golang SDK
  • React Native SDK
  • Flutter SDK
  • Android Native SDK
  • iOS native SDK
  • Python SDK
  • PHP SDK
  • WordPress plugin
  • Kubernetes Helm Chart
  • Local Stack
  • AMI
  • Digital Ocean Droplet
  • Azure
  • Render
  • Edge Deployment using Fly.io
  • Password-less login with mobile number and OTP SMS

Getting Started

Step 1: Get Authorizer Instance

Deploy Production Ready Instance

Deploy production ready Authorizer instance using one click deployment options available below

Infra provider One-click link Additional information
Railway.app Deploy on Railway docs
Heroku Deploy to Heroku docs
Render Deploy to Render docs

Deploy Authorizer Using Source Code

This guide helps you practice using Authorizer to evaluate it before you use it in a production environment. It includes instructions for installing the Authorizer server in local or standalone mode.

Install using source code

Prerequisites

Project Setup

  1. Fork the authorizer repository (Skip this step if you have access to repo)
  2. Clone repo: git clone https://github.com/authorizerdev/authorizer.git or use the forked url from step 1
  3. Change directory to authorizer: cd authorizer
  4. Create Env file cp .env.sample .env. Check all the supported env here
  5. Build Dashboard make build-dashboard
  6. Build App make build-app
  7. Build Server make clean && make

    Note: if you don't have make, you can cd into server dir and build using the go build command. In that case you will have to build dashboard & app manually using npm run build on both dirs.

  8. Run binary ./build/server

Deploy Authorizer using binaries

Deploy / Try Authorizer using binaries. With each Authorizer Release binaries are baked with required deployment files and bundled. You can download a specific version of it for the following operating systems:

  • Mac OSX
  • Linux

Download and unzip bundle

  • Download the Bundle for the specific OS from the release page

Note: For windows, we recommend running using docker image to run authorizer.

  • Unzip using following command

    • Mac / Linux
    tar -zxf AUTHORIZER_VERSION -c authorizer
    
  • Change directory to authorizer

    cd authorizer
    

Step 3: Start Authorizer

  • Run following command to start authorizer

    • For Mac / Linux users
    ./build/server
    

Note: For mac users, you might have to give binary the permission to execute. Here is the command you can use to grant permission xattr -d com.apple.quarantine build/server

Step 2: Setup Instance

  • Open authorizer instance endpoint in browser
  • Sign up as an admin with a secure password
  • Configure environment variables from authorizer dashboard. Check env docs for more information

Note: DATABASE_URL, DATABASE_TYPE and DATABASE_NAME are only configurable via platform envs

Things to consider

  • For social logins, you will need respective social platform key and secret
  • For having verified users, you will need an SMTP server with an email address and password using which system can send emails. The system will send a verification link to an email address. Once an email is verified then, only able to access it.

    Note: One can always disable the email verification to allow open sign up, which is not recommended for production as anyone can use anyone's email address

  • For persisting user sessions, you will need Redis URL (not in case of railway app). If you do not configure a Redis server, sessions will be persisted until the instance is up or not restarted. For better response time on authorization requests/middleware, we recommend deploying Redis on the same infra/network as your authorizer server.

Testing

  • Check the testing instructions here

Integrating into your website

This example demonstrates how you can use @authorizerdev/authorizer-js CDN version and have login ready for your site in few seconds. You can also use the ES module version of @authorizerdev/authorizer-js or framework-specific versions like @authorizerdev/authorizer-react

Copy the following code in html file

Note: Change AUTHORIZER_URL in the below code with your authorizer URL. Also, you can change the logout button component

<script src="https://unpkg.com/@authorizerdev/authorizer-js/lib/authorizer.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
	const authorizerRef = new authorizerdev.Authorizer({
		authorizerURL: `YOUR_AUTHORIZER_INSTANCE_URL`,
		redirectURL: window.location.origin,
		clientID: 'YOUR_CLIENT_ID', // obtain your client id from authorizer dashboard
	});

	// use the button selector as per your application
	const logoutBtn = document.getElementById('logout');
	logoutBtn.addEventListener('click', async function () {
		await authorizerRef.logout();
		window.location.href = '/';
	});

	async function onLoad() {
		const res = await authorizerRef.authorize({
			response_type: 'code',
			use_refresh_token: false,
		});
		if (res && res.access_token) {
			// you can use user information here, eg:
			const user = await authorizerRef.getProfile({
				Authorization: `Bearer ${res.access_token}`,
			});
			const userSection = document.getElementById('user');
			const logoutSection = document.getElementById('logout-section');
			logoutSection.classList.toggle('hide');
			userSection.innerHTML = `Welcome, ${user.email}`;
		}
	}
	onLoad();
</script>

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