This module lets you authenticate using Google ID tokens in your Node.js applications. This is useful for scenarios where we don't want to perform API calls to Google on behalf of the client, but we only want to authenticate it to our server. In short, we only validate the identity of the user by token verification, so there is no server-side OAuth operation.
Official Google documentation:
More information about ID token use cases:
$ npm install passport-google-id-token
The strategy requires a
verify callback which accepts the
idToken coming from the user to be authenticated, and then calls the
done callback supplying a
parsedToken (with all its information in visible form) and the
The strategy also requires the Google client ID(s) inside the passed
getGoogleCerts function can be specified to customize the way the Google certificates are retrieved, interesting e.g. in case a caching mechanism is needed. If not specified, the default mechanism will query the Google servers every time.
var GoogleTokenStrategy = ;passport;
passport.authenticate(), specifying the
'google-id-token' strategy, to authenticate requests.
The post request to this route should include a JSON object with the key
id_token set to the one the client received from Google (e.g. after successful Google+ sign-in).
About JWT validation
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