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How to enable Auth0

How to enable Auth0 as an identity provider in your project

  1. In the project in mongodb, disable the unused service:

    • baas-legacy
    • login-site
    • session-manager
    • auth-service

    and enable:

    • auth0-client
    • oauth-login-site
  2. Delete the configuration files of the disabled services;

  3. Log into the console, go to the Design Section -> Advanced section and create the auth0-client configuration from scratch as an extension. To configure auth0-client, visit the docs. Configure also the env variables (REDIS_HOSTS is required).

  4. Link correctly client-type and secret to use the correct auth0 client.

  5. Configure auth0 correctly from auth0 dashboard:

    • add rules to inject user metadata in id token:
      function (user, context, callback) {
        const namespace = configuration.MIA_NAMESPACE;
        if (!user.app_metadata) {
          console.warn("WARNING: user.app_metadata is empty");
          return callback(null, user, context);
        context.idToken[namespace + 'app_metadata'] = user.app_metadata;
        context.idToken[namespace + 'user_metadata'] = user.user_metadata;
        return callback(null, user, context);

    MIA_NAMESPACE is a key written as customClaimsNamespaces in auth0 client configuration. e.g.

    • configure the management client to handle users through the headless cms. The management client is an application machine 2 machine.

    • configure the required client application (remember to properly set allowed callback and logout url)

    • configure the allowed logout url by the tenant settings

  6. To handle users through the headless cms, add in cmsProperties.json file extensions of cms backend service: user collection