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Zero-boilerplate authentication for nuxt 3 with support for many strategies (oauth, credentials, ...) and providers (google, azure, ...). Additionally supports session manipulation, client- and server-side protection and more.

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🔐 nuxt-auth

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nuxt-auth is a feature-packed, open-source authentication module for Nuxt 3 applications. Starting with v0.6 nuxt-auth also supports static Nuxt applications

Quick Start

npx nuxi@latest module add sidebase-auth

Then visit the Quick Start documentation to setup the module for <= v0.5 - the current stable version.

Visit the Quick Start documentation to setup the module for >= v0.6 - the "future" experimental version with support for static Nuxt 3 apps and the local provider.


nuxt-auth is a library with the goal of supporting authentication for any universal Nuxt 3 application. At the moment two providers are supported:

  • Auth.js / NextAuth.js to offer the reliability & convenience of a 12k star library to the nuxt 3 ecosystem with a native developer experience (DX)
  • local for static pages that rely on an external backend with a credential flow for authentication. local is supported starting with v0.6 of the module

Features of the authjs-provider of nuxt-auth include:

  • ✔️ Authentication providers:
    • ✔️ OAuth (e.g., Github, Google, Twitter, Azure, ...)
    • ✔️ Custom OAuth (write it yourself)
    • ✔️ Credentials (password + username)
    • ✔️ Email Magic URLs
  • ✔️ Isomorphic / Universal Auth Composable useAuth supports:
    • actions: getSession, getCsrfToken, getProviders, signIn, signOut
    • getters: status, data, lastRefreshedAt
    • full typescript support for all methods and property
  • ✔️ Application-side middleware protection
  • ✔️ Server-side middleware and endpoint protection
  • ✔️ Advanced features for session life-cycle management:
    • Refresh the session periodically
    • Refresh the session on tab-refocus
    • One time session fetch on page load, afterwards for specific actions (e.g., on navigation)
    • 🚧 Session broadcasting between tabs (see #70)
  • ✔️ Persistent sessions across requests
  • ✔️ REST API:
    • GET /signin,
    • POST /signin/:provider,
    • GET/POST /callback/:provider,
    • GET /signout,
    • POST /signout,
    • GET /session,
    • GET /csrf,
    • GET /providers

You can find a feature-table of all starting with v0.6 in the nuxt-auth "next"-version-docs.

Demo Page

Visit the nuxt-auth demo page here: nuxt-auth demo page

You can find the demo source-code here.


This project uses pnpm for development.

  • Run pnpm dev:prepare to generate type stubs.
  • Use pnpm dev to start the module playground in development mode.
  • Run pnpm lint to run eslint
  • Run pnpm typecheck to run typescheck via tsc
  • Run pnpm publish --access public to publish (bump version before)

Module Playground

This module also has it's own playground:

> git clone

> cd nuxt-auth

# **OPEN THE `~/playground/server/api/auth/[...].ts` and configure your own auth-provider

> pnpm i

> pnpm dev:prepare

> pnpm dev

# -> open http://localhost:3000

Testing different Providers

We have one playground per provider:

How to test static Nuxt 3 apps?

To test static Nuxt 3 apps we want to run a static frontend and a separate backend that will take over authentication:

  1. playground-local/nuxt.config.ts: Add baseURL: 'http://localhost:3001' to the auth-config
  2. Start the static frontend:
    cd playground-local
    pnpm generate
    pnpm start
  3. Start the authentication backend (we use a second instance of the same nuxt3 app):
    cd playground-local
    pnpm dev
    # A seconds Nuxt app should now be running on http://localhost:3001. We use this purely for authentication
  4. Visit http://localhost:3000 -> this should open the static application. Performing any auth-related actions, the app should send requests to the backend running on port 3001