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The Simplest way to Authenticate in Flutter

The Simplest way to Authenticate in Flutter

simple_auth

Most apps need to make API calls. Every API needs authentication, yet no developer wants to deal with authentication. Simple Auth embeds authentication into the API so you dont need to deal with it.

This is a port of Clancey.SimpleAuth for Dart and Flutter

The network/api part including the generator was based off of Chopper by Hadrien Lejard

Providers

Current Built in Providers

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Amazon
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Github
  • Google
  • Instagram
  • Linked In
  • Microsoft Live Connect
  • And of course any standard OAuth2/Basic Auth server.

Usage

var api = new simpleAuth.GoogleApi(
      "google", "client_id",clientSecret: "clientSecret",
      scopes: [
        "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.email",
        "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.profile"
      ]);
var request = new Request(HttpMethod.Get, "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo?alt=json");
var userInfo = await api.send<UserInfo>(request);

That's it! If the user is not logged in, they will automatically be prompted. If their credentials are cached from a previous session, the api call proceeds! Expired tokens even automatically refresh.

Flutter Setup

Call SimpleAuthFlutter.init(); in your Main.Dart. Now Simple Auth can automatically present your login UI

Redirect

Google requires the following redirect: com.googleusercontent.apps.YOUR_CLIENT_ID

Simple Auth by default uses SFSafari on iOS and Chrome Tabs on Android.

This means normal http redirects cannot work. You will need to register a custom scheme for your app as a redirect. For most providers, you can create whatever you want. i.e. com.myapp.foo:/redirct

Android Manifest

you would then add the following to your Android manifest

<activity android:name="clancey.simpleauth.simpleauthflutter.SimpleAuthCallbackActivity" >
    <intent-filter android:label="simple_auth">
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
        <data android:scheme="com.myapp.foo" />
    </intent-filter>
</activity>

iOS

on iOS you need the following in your app delegate.

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation{
    return [SimpleAuthFlutterPlugin checkUrl:url];
}

For iOS 11 and higher, you don't need to do anything else. On older iOS versions the following is required in the info.plist

	<key>CFBundleURLTypes</key>
	<array>
		<dict>
			<key>CFBundleURLSchemes</key>
			<array>
				<string>com.myapp.foo</string>
			</array>
			<key>CFBundleURLName</key>
			<string>myappredirect</string>
		</dict>
	</array>
	

Serialization

Json objects will automatically serialize if you conform to JsonSerializable

If you use the generator and you objects have the factory factory JsonSerializable.fromJson(Map<String, dynamic> json) your api calls will automatically Serialize/Deserialize

Or you can pass your own Converter to the api and handle conversion yourself.

Generator

Dart

pub run build_runner build

flutter

flutter packages pub run build_runner build

Add the following to your pubspec.yaml

dev_dependencies:
  simple_auth_generator: 
  build_runner: ^0.8.0

The Generator is not required, however it will make things magical.

@GoogleApiDeclaration("GoogleTestApi","client_id",clientSecret: "client_secret", scopes: ["TestScope", "Scope2"])
abstract class GoogleTestDefinition {
  @Get(url: "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo?alt=json")
  Future<Response<GoogleUser>> getCurrentUserInfo();
}

will generate a new Api for you that is easy to use!

var api = new GoogleTestApi("google");
var user = await api.getCurrentUserInfo();

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