Cypress checking if the user is authenticated in end to end test for custom auth

Hi, I would like to create end to end tests using cypress to check if my login is working, but I was wondering how I can check in refine if the user is currently authenticated. No localstorage.
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai2w 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: ---------------------- To check if a user is authenticated in refine without using local storage, you can implement a custom check method in your authProvider. This method will be used by refine to verify the authentication status of the user. Below is an example of how you can define this method:
import { AuthProvider } from "@refinedev/core";

export const authProvider: AuthProvider = {
check: async () => {
const isAuthenticated = myCheckLogic(); // Replace with your custom logic

if (isAuthenticated) {
return { authenticated: true };
}

return {
authenticated: false,
redirectTo: "/my-login-page",
error: {
name: "Authentication Failed.",
message: "User not found.",
},
};
},
login: async () => {
throw new Error("Method not implemented.");
},
logout: async () => {
throw new Error("Method not implemented.");
},
onError: async () => {
throw new Error("Method not implemented.");
},
};
import { AuthProvider } from "@refinedev/core";

export const authProvider: AuthProvider = {
check: async () => {
const isAuthenticated = myCheckLogic(); // Replace with your custom logic

if (isAuthenticated) {
return { authenticated: true };
}

return {
authenticated: false,
redirectTo: "/my-login-page",
error: {
name: "Authentication Failed.",
message: "User not found.",
},
};
},
login: async () => {
throw new Error("Method not implemented.");
},
logout: async () => {
throw new Error("Method not implemented.");
},
onError: async () => {
throw new Error("Method not implemented.");
},
};
In this example, myCheckLogic should be replaced with your custom logic to check if the user is authenticated. This could involve making an API call to your backend to verify the user's session or token. Once you have your authProvider set up, you can use the useIsAuthenticated hook in your components to check if the user is authenticated:
import { useIsAuthenticated } from "@refinedev/core";

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

const { data, isSuccess, isLoading, isError } = useIsAuthenticated();
For end-to-end testing with Cypress, you can simulate the login process and then check if the user is authenticated by verifying the UI elements that should be present only for authenticated users. Here is a basic example of how you might write a Cypress test for this:
describe('Authentication Test', () => {
it('should log in and check if the user is authenticated', () => {
cy.visit('/login');

// Simulate login
cy.get('input[name="username"]').type('your-username');
cy.get('input[name="password"]').type('your-password');
cy.get('button[type="submit"]').click();

// Check if redirected to the authenticated area
cy.url().should('not.include', '/login');

// Verify UI elements that indicate the user is authenticated
cy.get('.authenticated-element').should('be.visible');
});
});
describe('Authentication Test', () => {
it('should log in and check if the user is authenticated', () => {
cy.visit('/login');

// Simulate login
cy.get('input[name="username"]').type('your-username');
cy.get('input[name="password"]').type('your-password');
cy.get('button[type="submit"]').click();

// Check if redirected to the authenticated area
cy.url().should('not.include', '/login');

// Verify UI elements that indicate the user is authenticated
cy.get('.authenticated-element').should('be.visible');
});
});
This test visits the login page, simulates a login by entering the username and password, and then checks if the user is redirected to the authenticated area and if specific UI elements are visible. For more details on the check method and how to use it, you can refer to the documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/authentication/auth-provider/#check). If you need further examples or a more detailed guide, you can also check out the auth-headless example (https://github.com/refinedev/refine/blob/master/examples/auth-headless/README.md) on GitHub. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai2w ago
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