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    Handling Google sign-in and sign-out for Vue.js applications.

    npm bundle size GitHub vue-google-oauth2

    We support TypeScript and Nuxt. 😎 For Vue3 applications, please refer to here

    Front-end Demo


    Installation with npm

    npm install vue-google-oauth2

    Installation with yarn

    yarn add vue-google-oauth2


    import GAuth from 'vue-google-oauth2'
    const gauthOption = {
      clientId: '',
      scope: 'profile email',
      prompt: 'select_account'
    Vue.use(GAuth, gauthOption)

    Please Don't use plus.login scope. It will be deprecated.

    Initialization for Nuxt

    1. creates plug-in file for nuxt

      // plugins/vue-google-oauth2.js
      // file name can be changed to whatever you want
      import Vue from 'vue'
      import GAuth from 'vue-google-oauth2'
      const gauthOption = {
        clientId: '',
        scope: 'profile email',
        prompt: 'select_account'
      Vue.use(GAuth, gauthOption)
    2. adds plugin to nuxt config file

      plugins: [


    Property Type Required Description
    clientId String Required. The app's client ID, found and created in the Google Developers Console.
    scope String Optional. Default value is profile email. Full list of scopes.
    prompt String Optional. This value using for authCode. The possible values are select_account or consent. Default value is select_account. To get refresh token from auth code, use consent.
    fetch_basic_profile Boolean Optional. If set to true, email profile openid will be automatically added as scope. Default value is true.


    Property Description Type
    GoogleAuth return of gapi.auth2.getAuthInstance() Object
    isAuthorized Whether or not you have auth Boolean
    isInit Whether or not api init Boolean
    isLoaded Whether or not api init. will be deprecated. Function
    signIn function for sign-in Function
    getAuthCode function for getting authCode Function
    signOut function for sign-out Function


    Getting authorization code

    The authCode that is being returned is the one-time code that you can send to your backend server, so that the server can exchange for its own access_token and refresh_token.

    The access_token and refresh_token can be saved in backend storage for reuse and refresh. In this way, you can avoid exposing your api key or secret key whenever you need to use various google APIs.

    const authCode = await this.$gAuth.getAuthCode()
    const response = await this.$'http://your-backend-server-api-to-use-authcode', { code: authCode, redirect_uri: 'postmessage' })

    Sign-in: Directly get back the access_token and id_token

    const googleUser = await this.$gAuth.signIn()
    // googleUser.getId() : Get the user's unique ID string.
    // googleUser.getBasicProfile() : Get the user's basic profile information.
    // googleUser.getAuthResponse() : Get the response object from the user's auth session. access_token and so on
    this.isSignIn = this.$gAuth.isAuthorized

    refer to google signIn reference : GoogleUser


    Handling Google sign-out

    const response = await this.$gAuth.signOut()

    Extra - Directly get access_token and refresh_token on Server-side

    To get access_token and refresh_token in server side, the data for redirect_uri should be postmessage. postmessage is magic value for redirect_uri to get credentials without actual redirect uri.


    curl -d "client_id=YOUR_CLIENT_ID&\

    Sample Code

    Additional Help


    The failure of initialization happens

    You can check the brower console to check errors which occur during initialization. The most of errors are from inproper setting of google oauth2 credentials setting in Google Developer Console. After changing the settings, you have to do hard refresh to clear your caches.

    Type Errors

    Follow the documentation provided here to add $gAuth as a property for preventing lint errors.


    npm i vue-google-oauth2

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