Infinite rerenders useIsAuthenticated inside of Authenticated component

In the following thread this is addressed: https://discord-questions.refine.dev/m/1189348609368531035 There were no updates on any fixes, the problem is still happening and requires for components that call useIsAuthenticated to not live inside of authenticated routes, which requires work-arounds for some logic. The current docs also only state the usage of checking the isAuthenticated context within public pages, but this may also be relevant for authenticated pages; https://refine.dev/docs/authentication/hooks/use-is-authenticated/
useIsAuthenticated infinite re-renders - Refine
I had a v3 app with a very simple, custom auth provider. Things were working. I migrated to v4 (just created a new project and started porting code over). I scaffolded it from the refine install. It created a sample authProvider. But when I swapped in my revised custom auth provider, the app became unresponsive. Eventually traced it to useIsAuth...
useIsAuthenticated | Refine
useIsAuthenticated data hook from Refine is a modified version of react-query's useMutation for create mutations
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Hi @haib. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- The issue you're experiencing seems to be related to the use of the useIsAuthenticated hook within components that are already wrapped in the <Authenticated> component. This was discussed in the Discord thread (https://discord-questions.refine.dev/m/1189348609368531035) you mentioned. The <Authenticated> component internally uses the useIsAuthenticated hook to determine the authentication status and handle redirection or rendering of specific elements based on this status. When useIsAuthenticated is used within a component that is already wrapped in <Authenticated>, it can lead to conflicts and cause continuous re-rendering, as you've experienced. As a workaround, you can rely on the <Authenticated> component to handle authentication at the top level, and avoid using useIsAuthenticated within components that are already authenticated. This approach is recommended in the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/authentication/components/authenticated). Here's a basic usage example:
import { Authenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

const MyPage = () => (
<Authenticated>
<YourComponent />
</Authenticated>
);
import { Authenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

const MyPage = () => (
<Authenticated>
<YourComponent />
</Authenticated>
);
In this example, <YourComponent /> is only rendered if the user is authenticated. If the user is not authenticated, the <Authenticated> component will handle redirection or rendering of a fallback component. If you need to conditionally render content based on the user's authentication status within an authenticated component, consider passing the authentication status as a prop to the child component, or using context to share the authentication status across components. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
Is there no context within the provider available that I can access in authenticated pages? @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: Sorry @haib, I seem to be having a bit of trouble. Don't worry though, I've pinged my support and they will try to fix me up! :technologist: Perhaps try again in 15mins?
foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
Is there no context within the provider available that I can access in authenticated pages? @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, there is a context available within the provider that you can access in authenticated pages. The useIsAuthenticated hook is designed to access this context. However, as mentioned earlier, using this hook within components that are already wrapped in the <Authenticated> component can lead to infinite re-renders. Here's how you can use the useIsAuthenticated hook:
import { useIsAuthenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

const { data, isSuccess, isLoading, isError } = useIsAuthenticated();
import { useIsAuthenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

const { data, isSuccess, isLoading, isError } = useIsAuthenticated();
In this example, data is a boolean indicating whether the user is authenticated or not, isSuccess is a boolean indicating whether the authentication check was successful, isLoading is a boolean indicating whether the authentication check is in progress, and isError is a boolean indicating whether an error occurred during the authentication check. You can use these values to conditionally render content based on the user's authentication status. However, remember to avoid using this hook within components that are already wrapped in the <Authenticated> component to prevent infinite re-renders. For more information, refer to the useIsAuthenticated documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/authentication/hooks/use-is-authenticated/). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
I am asking about the usage in authenticated pages to access this context, as this is a static context that I am not aiming to change. How can I acces this in an authenticated page, dont answer how to use it in public pages please @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- If you need to access the authentication context within an authenticated page, you can use the useContext hook from React and access the AuthContext directly. This allows you to access the authentication state without triggering re-renders. Here's an example:
import React, { useContext } from 'react';
import { AuthContext } from '@refinedev/core';

const MyAuthenticatedPage = () => {
const authContext = useContext(AuthContext);

// Now you can use authContext.isAuthenticated, authContext.user, etc.

return (
// Your component code here
);
};
import React, { useContext } from 'react';
import { AuthContext } from '@refinedev/core';

const MyAuthenticatedPage = () => {
const authContext = useContext(AuthContext);

// Now you can use authContext.isAuthenticated, authContext.user, etc.

return (
// Your component code here
);
};
In this example, authContext.isAuthenticated will give you the current authentication state, and authContext.user will give you the current user object. Please note that this is a more advanced usage and it's recommended to use the provided hooks (useIsAuthenticated, useCheck, etc.) whenever possible. The direct use of AuthContext is not documented in the Refine documentation, so use it with caution. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
im using the following now but unsure if im supposed to use this like this:
const { check } = useContext(AuthBindingsContext);
let isAuthenticated = false;
check?.().then((value: CheckResponse) => isAuthenticated = value.authenticated )
const { check } = useContext(AuthBindingsContext);
let isAuthenticated = false;
check?.().then((value: CheckResponse) => isAuthenticated = value.authenticated )
@kapa.ai When importing AuthBindingsContext I get the following server error: Internal server error: Failed to resolve import "@refinedev/core/dist/contexts/auth" from "src/components/...". Does the file exist? I import it as import { AuthBindingsContext } from "@refinedev/core/dist/contexts/auth";
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- The error message you're seeing suggests that the file or module you're trying to import doesn't exist at the specified path. In the case of AuthBindingsContext, it's not directly accessible for import as it's part of the internal implementation of the @refinedev/core package. The recommended way to access authentication-related data in Refine is through the provided hooks and components, such as useIsAuthenticated, Authenticated, useCheck, etc. Directly accessing internal contexts like AuthBindingsContext is not recommended as it can lead to unexpected behavior and compatibility issues. If you need to access the authentication state, you can use the useIsAuthenticated hook:
import { useIsAuthenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

const MyComponent = () => {
const { data: isAuthenticated } = useIsAuthenticated();

// Now you can use isAuthenticated in your component
};
import { useIsAuthenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

const MyComponent = () => {
const { data: isAuthenticated } = useIsAuthenticated();

// Now you can use isAuthenticated in your component
};
For more information, refer to the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
I cannot use that state in authenticated pages so Im trying to find alternatives, is there a context available or should I make one myself since the AuthBindingsContext does not seem to work and I am unsure whether any contexts for the authentication state is available @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Based on the provided extracts, there isn't a direct way to access the authentication context in authenticated pages without causing re-renders. The useIsAuthenticated hook, which is the recommended way to access the authentication state, can cause infinite re-renders when used inside the <Authenticated> component. The AuthBindingsContext you tried to import is part of the internal implementation of Refine and is not intended to be used directly. Attempting to import it will result in an error, as you've experienced. If you need to access the authentication state within authenticated pages, you might need to create your own context. This would involve creating a context using React.createContext, providing it at a high level in your component tree, and then using React.useContext to access it in your components. Here's a basic example:
import React, { createContext, useContext, useState } from 'react';

// Create the context
const AuthStateContext = createContext();

// Provide the context
const AuthStateProvider = ({ children }) => {
const [isAuthenticated, setIsAuthenticated] = useState(false);

// You would set isAuthenticated based on your authentication logic

return (
<AuthStateContext.Provider value={isAuthenticated}>
{children}
</AuthStateContext.Provider>
);
};

// Use the context
const MyAuthenticatedPage = () => {
const isAuthenticated = useContext(AuthStateContext);

// Now you can use isAuthenticated in your component
};
import React, { createContext, useContext, useState } from 'react';

// Create the context
const AuthStateContext = createContext();

// Provide the context
const AuthStateProvider = ({ children }) => {
const [isAuthenticated, setIsAuthenticated] = useState(false);

// You would set isAuthenticated based on your authentication logic

return (
<AuthStateContext.Provider value={isAuthenticated}>
{children}
</AuthStateContext.Provider>
);
};

// Use the context
const MyAuthenticatedPage = () => {
const isAuthenticated = useContext(AuthStateContext);

// Now you can use isAuthenticated in your component
};
In this example, AuthStateProvider would be used at a high level in your component tree, and MyAuthenticatedPage would be an authenticated page that needs to access the authentication state. Please note that this is a workaround and might not be the best solution depending on your specific use case. It's recommended to use the provided hooks and components whenever possible. If you're experiencing issues with them, it might be worth reaching out to the Refine community or support for further assistance. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
@kapa.ai Is it possible to create my own context in a refine project? I keep getting an error that states that the QueryClientProvider is not set-up while I have ensured it is on a parent level.
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, it is possible to create your own context in a Refine project. However, the error you're encountering suggests that the QueryClientProvider is not set up correctly. The QueryClientProvider is a component from React Query that is used to provide a QueryClient instance to the rest of your application. In Refine, the QueryClientProvider is set up internally when you use the <Refine> component. If you're seeing an error about QueryClientProvider not being set, it could mean that you're trying to use React Query hooks (like useQuery, useMutation, etc.) outside of the <Refine> component's tree. Here's a basic example of how to use the <Refine> component:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

function App() {
return (
<Refine dataProvider={dataProvider("<https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev">)}>
{/* Your components go here */}
</Refine>
);
}
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

function App() {
return (
<Refine dataProvider={dataProvider("<https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev">)}>
{/* Your components go here */}
</Refine>
);
}
In this example, any components that are children of <Refine> can use React Query hooks because <Refine> sets up the QueryClientProvider. If you're still encountering issues, it might be helpful to review the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs) or reach out to the Refine community for further assistance. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire4mo ago
[plugin:vite:import-analysis] Missing "./dist/inferencers" specifier in "@refinedev/inferencer" package src/App.tsx what does this entail @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- The error message you're seeing suggests that Vite is unable to resolve the "./dist/inferencers" specifier in the "@refinedev/inferencer" package. This could be due to a few reasons: 1. The "@refinedev/inferencer" package might not be installed correctly. You can try reinstalling it using npm i @refinedev/inferencer or yarn add @refinedev/inferencer, depending on your package manager. 2. The "./dist/inferencers" path might not exist in the "@refinedev/inferencer" package. This could be due to a version mismatch or a bug in the package. You can check the installed package in your node_modules directory to see if the path exists. 3. There might be a configuration issue in your Vite or TypeScript configuration that's causing the import to fail. You can check your vite.config.js and tsconfig.json files for any potential issues. Based on the provided extracts, there have been similar issues reported with TypeScript 5 and the "moduleResolution" option set to "Bundler" in tsconfig.json. If you're using this configuration, you might want to try changing "moduleResolution" to "node" as a temporary workaround, as suggested in the GitHub issue (https://github.com/refinedev/refine/issues/5528). If none of these suggestions resolve the issue, it might be worth reaching out to the Refine community or support for further assistance. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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rare-sapphire
rare-sapphire4mo ago
@haib Hey, does your <Authenticated/> component work when changing resources in the browser? When my access token expires and I navigate from let's /users to /events the <Authenticated/> doesn't trigger check() method for me. Does this work for you?
foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire3mo ago
Did you resolve this?
rare-sapphire
rare-sapphire3mo ago
No, I did not unfortunately
foreign-sapphire
foreign-sapphire3mo ago
Your issue seems to be similar to my issue here: https://discord.com/channels/837692625737613362/1209897541424914462 This is also caused by a worker noticing the expiration of access while the authenticated route doesnt get triggered again. @chachi Not that that issue got resolved nor do we have time to set-up a demo for this, refine inherently seems to work when you ensure the authenticated route gets checked again
equal-jade
equal-jade3mo ago
Unfortunately we have the same issue with useIsAuthenticated() inside <Authenticated> components as well.