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rocket_firebase_auth

Encode/decode firebase tokens in rocket apps with ease

8 releases

0.3.1 Jan 24, 2023
0.3.0 Jan 23, 2023
0.2.4 Nov 2, 2022
0.2.3 Oct 30, 2022
0.1.1 Oct 29, 2022

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rocket-firebase-auth

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Firebase Auth with Rocket, batteries included

  • Tiny: rocket-firebase-auth is tiny, with features allowing you to make it even tinier
  • Does one thing well: Encodes/decodes Firebase JWT tokens in Rocket apps, and that's it

Upgrading from v2 to v3

1. Switching to the builder pattern

In v3, by following Rust's builder pattern, we have a more fluent client builder.

try_from_env_with_filename => env_file

// v2 try_from_env_with_filename
let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::try_from_env_with_filename(
        ".env.test",
        "FIREBASE_CREDS",
    )
    .unwrap();
// v3 env_file
let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::builder()
    .env_file(
        ".env.test",
        "FIREBASE_CREDS",
    )
    .build()
    .unwrap();

try_from_env => env

// v2 try_from_env
let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::try_from_env(
        "FIREBASE_CREDS",
    )
    .unwrap();
// v3 env
let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::builder()
    .env("FIREBASE_CREDS")
    .build()
    .unwrap();

try_from_json_file => json_file

// v2 try_from_json_file
let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::try_from_json_file("tests/env_files/firebase-creds.json")
    .unwrap();
// v3 json_file
let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::builder()
    .json_file("firebase-creds.json")
    .build()
    .unwrap();

2. Changes to imports

We can change the imports for commonly used structs as follows

// v2
use rocket_firebase_auth::{
    auth::FirebaseAuth
    bearer_token::BearerToken
};
// v3
use rocket_firebase_auth::{
    FirebaseAuth,
    BearerToken
}

Getting started

1. Set Firebase service account keys as env variables

If you haven't already, create a service account in Firebase for the Rocket backend you are creating. Generate a new private key and copy-paste the generated json into a firebase-credentials.json file.

{
  "type": "*********",
  "project_id": "***********",
  "private_key_id": "*************",
  "private_key": "*****************",
  "client_email": "*********",
  "client_id": "*******",
  "auth_uri": "********",
  "token_uri": "********",
  "auth_provider_x509_cert_url": "********",
  "client_x509_cert_url": "********"
}

Don't forget to add the firebase-credentials.json file to your .gitignore.

# Firebase service account's secret credentials
firebase-credentials.json

2. Create a FirebaseAuth instance and add to server state

Add rocket-firebase-auth to your project.

rocket_firebase_auth = "0.3.0"

Now, you can create a FirebaseAuth struct by reading the json file with a helper function included with the default import.

use rocket::{routes, Build, Rocket};
use rocket_firebase_auth::{
    FirebaseAuth
};

struct ServerState {
    auth: FirebaseAuth
}

#[rocket::launch]
async fn rocket() -> Rocket<Build> {
    let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::builder()
        .json_file("firebase-credentials.json")
        .build()
        .unwrap();

    rocket::build()
        .mount("/", routes![hello_world])
        .manage(ServerState {
            auth: firebase_auth
        })
}

3. Verify the token from the endpoint function

On endpoints that we except to receive Authorization headers containing our encoded Firebase tokens from the client, we can add a field to the endpoint function. Running the Jwt::verify() function will decode the token, where you can get the Firebase uid.

use rocket::{get, http::Status, routes, Build, Rocket, State};
use rocket_firebase_auth::{BearerToken, FirebaseAuth};

struct ServerState {
    auth: FirebaseAuth,
}

// Example function that returns an `Ok` and prints the verified user's uid.
// If the token is invalid, return with a `Forbidden` status code.
#[get("/")]
async fn hello_world(state: &State<ServerState>, token: BearerToken) -> Status {
    let token = state.auth.verify(&token).await; // verify token

    match token // extract uid from decoded token
    {
        Ok(token) => {
            println!("Authentication succeeded with uid={}", token.uid);
            Status::Ok
        }
        Err(_) => {
            println!("Authentication failed.");
            Status::Forbidden
        }
    }
}

#[rocket::launch]
async fn rocket() -> Rocket<Build> {
    let firebase_auth = FirebaseAuth::builder()
        .json_file("firebase-credentials.json")
        .build()
        .unwrap();

    rocket::build()
        .mount("/", routes![hello_world])
        .manage(ServerState {
            auth: firebase_auth,
        })
}

Example project

For a more detailed example with a frontend example as well, checkout the example projects .

Testing

To run tests, run the following command:

cargo test -- --test-threads=1

Contribute

Any contributions (PRs, Issues) are welcomed!

Questions

If you have any questions, however trivial it may seem, please let me know via Issues. I will respond!

License

MIT

Dependencies

~20–54MB
~1M SLoC