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User

The User Aptitude provides the ability to retrieve a JWT for the current user, which can be used to identify an Olive Helps user to a 3rd party service.
API
Example
Permissions

jwt

Provides the ability to generate a JWT for the current user and only valid for the requesting Loop.
import { user } from '@oliveai/ldk';
user.jwt().then((token) => {
console.log(`User's JWT token: ${token}`);
});
An optional config object can be passed in. It is used to determine what optional claims to include in the JWT result.
import { user } from '@oliveai/ldk';
const config = { includeEmail: true };
user.jwt(config).then((token) => {
console.log(`User's JWT token: ${token}`);
});

jwtWithUserDetails

Provides the ability to generate a JWT for the current user as well as get additional information about the user, such as full name and organization details.
import { user } from '@oliveai/ldk';
// Config object can include any of these parameters.
// NOTE: email is included in the encoded JWT, all others are attached
// on the returned object.
const jwtWithUserDetailsConfig = {
includeEmail: true,
includeFullName: true,
includeOrganizationId: true,
includeOrganizationName: true,
};
user.jwtWithUserDetails(jwtWithUserDetailsConfig).then((returnObj) => {
console.log(`User's JWT token: ${returnObj.jwt}`);
console.log(`User's Full Name: ${returnObj.fullName}`);
console.log(`User's Organization ID: ${returnObj.organizationId}`);
console.log(`User's Organization Name: ${returnObj.organizationName}`);
console.log(`User's Email: ${returnObj.email}`);
});
Let's say you have a third party API that authenticates the user with a JWT for every request. Throughout the lifetime of our Loop, we'd like to periodically make calls to this API. This will require us to:
  • Retrieve the JWT
  • Refresh the JWT when it expires
  • Send the JWT in our API request
We will be using the buffer library from npm to assist reading the JWT.
import { user, network } from '@oliveai/ldk';
const apiUrl = 'http://127.0.0.1:8080/myTestApi';
const dashRegExp = new RegExp('-', 'g');
const underscoreRegExp = new RegExp('_', 'g');
let userJwt = null;
let jwtRefreshTimer = null;
function decodeJwt(encodedJwt) {
// A JWT is encoded in base-64 with .'s seperating each section
// header.payload.signature
const jwtParts = encodedJwt.split('.');
const encodedHeader = jwtParts[0];
const encodedPayload = jwtParts[1];
const encodedSignature = jwtParts[2];
const header = JSON.parse(atob(encodedHeader));
const payload = JSON.parse(atob(encodedPayload));
const signature = atob(encodedSignature);
const decodedJwt = { header, payload, signature };
return decodedJwt;
}
// The expiration time is stored in the payload under the exp field
// exp is the number of seconds since the Epoch
function getExpiration(jwt) {
const decoded = decodeJwt(jwt);
return decoded.payload.exp;
}
function clearJwtTimer() {
if (jwtRefreshTimer) {
clearTimeout(jwtRefreshTimer);
jwtRefreshTimer = null;
}
}
function updateJwtTimer(jwt) {
clearJwtTimer();
const expirationTime = getExpiration(jwt);
// Expiration time on the JWT is in seconds, not ms, so we must convert Date.now()
const timeLeft = expirationTime - Date.now() / 1000;
// Don't forget to convert seconds back to ms
jwtRefreshTimer = setTimeout(RefreshJwt, timeLeft * 1000);
}
function setUserJwt(jwt) {
userJwt = jwt;
return userJwt;
}
function RefreshJwt() {
return user.jwt().then(setUserJwt).then(updateJwtTimer);
}
function MyNetworkRequest() {
network
.httpRequest({
url: apiUrl,
method: 'GET',
headers: { Authorization: [`Bearer ${userJwt}`] },
})
.then((response) => console.log(response.statusCode))
.catch((error) => console.log(`Unable to connect: ${error}`));
}
RefreshJwt().then(MyNetworkRequest);
In order to use both the user and network aptitude, we'll need to setup our permissions within our package.json.
{
...
"ldk": {
"permissions": {
"network": {
"urlDomains": [
{
"value": "127.0.0.1"
}
]
},
"user": {},
...
}
},
...
}
To use the User Aptitude, use the following permissions outline in your package.json under the ldk object.
Please see our Permissions page for more information.
...
"ldk": {
"permissions": {
"user": {
"optionalClaims": [
{
"value": "string"
},
...
]
},
...
}
},
...

Examples

The claims included in the JWT can be customized within the permissions object as well. Currently, email, fullName, organizationId and organizationName are supported.
{
"ldk": {
"permissions": {
"user": {
"optionalClaims": [
{
"value": "email"
},
{
"value": "fullName"
},
{
"value": "organizationId"
},
{
"value": "organizationName"
}
]
}
}
}
}
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