Vue Setup Facebook Login in Nuxt + Firebase
- 2018-08-10 10:00 AM
Vue Setup Facebook Login in Nuxt + Firebase , One of the challenge of using Firebase authentication on SSR architect (Nuxt.js) is understanding how the data flow goes in deep
Best way to understand what happening in programing, is looking at the code. This pull-request is setting up Facebook and Google accounts login, build on top of the Vue template generated by vue-cli vuetifyjs/nuxt.
If you are looking for a ready cooked boilerplate for quick development, then clone this Repo, and set up the Firebase key, secrete in the config here
Firebase have done a very great job in authentication for the developers, great SDK, and great integration. Facebook, Google could be implemented just within few clicks on browser.
However, data in Firebase Web application is mostly happened on the browser, think about that, all the Facebook login pages, login popup is all about opening pages and redirecting pages, nothing to do with our awesome APIs. One of the challenge of using Firebase authentication on SSR architect (Nuxt.js) is understanding how the data flow goes in deep, carrying data from the browser to web server is a bit complex, topics such as Vuex, middleware, express-middleware and nuxt-plugin can not miss.
1- Setup Facebook Page and Facebook Application
2- Connecting Firebase and Facebook
Authorize Firebase domain via your Firebase Console in Authentication settings via your Firebase Console under the Sign-In Methods Tab.
3. Set up spa mode in
Using SPA mode with Nuxt.js which is implemented by setting the option
mode: 'spa' in
4. Set up Firebase service in Nuxt
To setup/initialize the firebase app with credentials, I created
5. Handling User Authentication State
onAuthStateChanged to handle user state. I created
plugins/fireauth.js to setup this functionality
6. Protecting Authenticated Routes
Scenario 1: A user is already signed-in and the next route is
Scenario 2: There is not a user signed-in and the next route is
We will tell Nuxt.js to use this file by declaring it in
nuxt.config.js as follows:
With all of this in place, we are able to use Firebase Authentication with Nuxt.js to protect the
7. Set up component FacebookLogin.vue
This component is triggering action
signInWithFacebook , by calling
8. Setup action and store for Facebook Login Action
Basically, everything is setup within the above 8 steps.
When you open the page
localhost:3000/admin, you are redirected to
localhost:3000/login torequire login
When you open the page
_localhost:3000/admin_, you are redirected to
_localhost:3000/login to_require login