Generate a Custom Server Token

Cloud Scale’s Authentication component allows you to implement a third-party authentication service of your preference for your Catalyst application. The authorization and validation of the end-user is handled by the third-party service, and the data is passed on to Catalyst.

  • Since you are implementing a third-party authentication service, it is understood that the security infrastructure of your application is contingent on the efficiency of the third-party service that you have chosen.
  • To enable a third-party authentication in your Catalyst application, you must ensure that you have enabled Public Signup in the console.

When a user is re-directed from a third-party service after being authenticated, their credentials must be passed to an authentication function that you code. This function must include the Catalyst server-side script to generate a custom server token, which will then be passed to the Web SDK incorporated in the client code.

import zcatalyst_sdk def handler(context, basicio): app = zcatalyst_sdk.initialize() auth = app.authentication() resp = auth.generate_custom_token({ 'type':'web', 'user_details': { 'first_name': 'Amelia', 'email_id': '' } }) basicio.write(str(resp)) context.close()

You can now pass this token to the client logic as explained in this Web SDK help page.

Note: The custom server token will have to be generated every single time the user logs in to your application using a third-party authentication service.

Last Updated 2023-09-03 01:06:41 +0530 +0530