This page is intended for the technically-inclined.
As of version 1.6, it is possible to integrate GraphJS with your existing authentication infrastructure. This means, if you have a dynamic application with an existing user registration backend, you may authenticate your online users on GraphJS simultaneously and seamlessly. There are three steps to achieve this:
- Present your existing users to GraphJS (using tokenSignup call)
- Make sure each new user on your platform is presented to GraphJS, using tokenSignup call. More information is available below.
- Every time you will present a GraphJS tag on a page that is shown to your logged in users, create a token with the "secret key" provided to you, and initialize GraphJS with that parameter.
About your single sign-on key
Your single sign-on key is tied to your subscription. To fetch it, sign in to GraphJS.com, go to Accounts > Subscriptions -- and it will be there:
If you're using the open source version of GraphJS-Server, then it is set by an environment variable called "SINGLE_SIGNON_TOKEN_KEY". Check out AuthenticationController.php to see its use in action.
The tokenSignup call accepts three parameters; token, username and email where "token" is the "username" encoded with your "secret key". We use AES for symmetrical-encryption. To see how that works in PHP 7.2+, check out: https://github.com/phonetworks/graphjs-server/blob/master/src/GraphJS/Crypto.php
or in Node.js as follows: (includes the decrypt method too)
The tokenLogin call accepts only a single parameter; token where "token" is encrypted the same way, by AES encrypting the username with your secret key.
You may use single sign-on not only with tags but with call functions as well. Just generate a token and use tokenLogin call to sign your users in automatically.
Should you have any questions, please contact us at http://risg.co/contact.html, we'd love to hear more about your use case.
Presenting your users to GraphJS
This is pretty simple. All you need to do, on the server-side, is to go through your database in a while loop and:
- Fetch all users
- Compute "token" for each user, as described above.
- Make a GET request to https://accounts.graphjs.com/getComments?public_id=$YOUR-PUBLIC-IDamp;username=$THEIR_USERNAMEamp;email=$THEIR_EMAILamp;token=$THEIR_COMPUTED_TOKEN$ for each user.
The piece of code that handles this GET request on the server-side can be found on Github.
If you're hosting the GraphJS Server on your own, you should change https://accounts.graphjs.com to your domain name.