afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago

How can I make the check function work with httpOnly

For my authentication, the api makes use of cross-site httpOnly cookies, which means I cannot check if a user is logged in on the client side. The way that this is checked is by hitting the /api/account/info endpoint, which either returns a 200 if the user is logged in or a 401 when the user is logged out. However the authProvider makes a server side request to the api, which makes it so the cookies are not passed along in nextjs. How can I fix this?
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Hi @BlackBearFTW. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Hmm, I don't know enough to give you a confident answer yet. However, you can refer to the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs) for more information on how to handle authentication and authorization processes in Refine applications. Specifically, you might find the sections on AuthProvider (https://refine.dev/docs/authentication/auth-provider/) and Server Side Authentication (https://refine.dev/docs/routing/integrations/remix#server-side-authentication-with-self-service-cookie) useful. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
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kapa.ai4mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
@kapa.ai I want the authProvider to make client side request, not server side requests in nextjs, specifically the check method
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- In Refine, the authProvider's check method is used to control the authentication state of your application. If you want to make client-side requests instead of server-side requests in Next.js, you can do so by using the check method in your authProvider. Here's an example of how you can implement the check method to make client-side requests:
import { AuthProvider } from "@refinedev/core";

export const authProvider: AuthProvider = {
check: async () => {
const response = await fetch('/api/account/info');

if (response.status === 200) {
return { authenticated: true };
} else {
return {
authenticated: false,
redirectTo: "/my-login-page",
error: {
name: "Authentication Failed.",
message: "User not found.",
},
};
}
},
// other methods...
};
import { AuthProvider } from "@refinedev/core";

export const authProvider: AuthProvider = {
check: async () => {
const response = await fetch('/api/account/info');

if (response.status === 200) {
return { authenticated: true };
} else {
return {
authenticated: false,
redirectTo: "/my-login-page",
error: {
name: "Authentication Failed.",
message: "User not found.",
},
};
}
},
// other methods...
};
In this example, the check method makes a client-side request to the /api/account/info endpoint. If the response status is 200, it means the user is authenticated, and the method returns { authenticated: true }. If the response status is not 200, it means the user is not authenticated, and the method returns an object with authenticated: false, a redirectTo property pointing to the login page, and an error object with details about the authentication failure. Remember to pass the authProvider to the <Refine /> component as a prop:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";

const App = () => {
return <Refine authProvider={authProvider}>...</Refine>;
};
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";

const App = () => {
return <Refine authProvider={authProvider}>...</Refine>;
};
For more information, refer to the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/authentication#auth-provider) and the Next.js Authentication guide (https://refine.dev/docs/routing/integrations/next-js#authentication). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
this doesn't send along the cookies @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- To ensure cookies are sent along with your requests, you can use the credentials option in the fetch API. This option can be set to include to always send cookies, even for cross-origin calls. Here's how you can modify the check method:
import { AuthProvider } from "@refinedev/core";

export const authProvider: AuthProvider = {
check: async () => {
const response = await fetch('/api/account/info', {
credentials: 'include',
});

if (response.status === 200) {
return {
authenticated: true,
};
} else {
return {
authenticated: false,
redirectTo: "/my-login-page",
error: {
name: "Authentication Failed.",
message: "User not found.",
},
};
}
},
// other methods...
};
import { AuthProvider } from "@refinedev/core";

export const authProvider: AuthProvider = {
check: async () => {
const response = await fetch('/api/account/info', {
credentials: 'include',
});

if (response.status === 200) {
return {
authenticated: true,
};
} else {
return {
authenticated: false,
redirectTo: "/my-login-page",
error: {
name: "Authentication Failed.",
message: "User not found.",
},
};
}
},
// other methods...
};
In this example, the credentials: 'include' option ensures that cookies are sent along with the request to the /api/account/info endpoint. Remember to pass the authProvider to the <Refine /> component as a prop:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";

const App = () => {
return <Refine authProvider={authProvider}>...</Refine>;
};
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";

const App = () => {
return <Refine authProvider={authProvider}>...</Refine>;
};
For more information, refer to the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/authentication#auth-provider) and the Next.js Authentication guide (https://refine.dev/docs/routing/integrations/next-js#authentication). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
@kapa.ai this code only works when the fetch call is made from the browser, in this case it makes it from the server where nextjs is hosted
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- I see, you're dealing with a situation where you want to ensure the check method in your authProvider makes a client-side request, not a server-side request, in a Next.js context. Unfortunately, the provided extracts do not contain specific information on how to ensure that the check method in the authProvider makes client-side requests instead of server-side requests in Next.js. However, you might consider implementing a client-side data fetching strategy using Next.js features like useEffect or libraries like React Query for fetching data after the page has been rendered on the client-side. For more detailed guidance, you may want to refer to the Refine documentation (https://refine.dev/docs) or the Next.js data fetching documentation (https://nextjs.org/docs/basic-features/data-fetching). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai4mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
@Batu can you help me with this?
afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
Hey @BlackBearFTW you need to check how to pass cookies to nextjs in nextjs docs, it's not really about refine I guess. And if you are using nextjs 14+, maybe "use client" directive could help you.
afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
But does use client work in the authprovider? And its a httpOnly cookie so I cannot pass it along
afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet4mo ago
As I said before, you need to check NextJS documentation for this one. Refine doesn't have anything special other than making request. https://nextjs.org/docs/app/api-reference/functions/cookies
Functions: cookies | Next.js
API Reference for the cookies function.