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how to authenticate with crowd using node.js?

Fariba javadpour Apr 10, 2018

hi, I'm new in crowd and node. I want to authenticate a user with crowd rest APIs. 

i  saw 'POST /rest/usermanagement/1/session' in the documentation but I don't know how to use it. should I install any packages like HTTP to use the crowd? anybody can help me here?

1 answer

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Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 10, 2018

Hi @Fariba javadpour

There is a dedicated NPM package for this: https://www.npmjs.com/package/atlassian-crowd-client

Fariba javadpour Apr 10, 2018 • edited

@Bruno Vincent I still have some problems. here are some of my code. whats the problem? I get the below error

UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Unhandled promise rejection (rejection id: 2): Error: Application Permission Denied

and this is my codes: 

var CrowdClient = require('atlassian-crowd-client');

var crowd = new CrowdClient({

baseUrl: 'http://myhost/crowd',

application: { name: 'app-name', password: 'app-pass' } });


module.exports = {

show : function(req,res) {

crowd.session.create(('username''password'), (errorsession=> {

if(error) { console.log(error); }

else {

console.log(session.token); } }) }
};

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 10, 2018

@Fariba javadpour

You must add the IP address of the computer or server on which you're running that code to the list of authorized remote addresses for your application in Crowd's console: https://confluence.atlassian.com/crowd/specifying-an-application-s-address-or-hostname-25788433.html

Fariba javadpour Apr 10, 2018

@Bruno Vincent, you mean that I should add localhost there? I'm getting a new error:

 TypeError: validationFactors.toCrowd is not a function!!!

whats this for?

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 10, 2018

You must add the IP address of the computer on which you're running the Node.js code. If Crowd and Node.js are installed on the same server/computer, yes 127.0.0.1 should work.

Fariba javadpour Apr 10, 2018

@Bruno Vincent i still get TypeError: validationFactors.toCrowd is not a function error    :(((

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 10, 2018
var CrowdClient = require('atlassian-crowd-client');

var User = require('atlassian-crowd-client/lib/models/user');

 

// Initialize the Crowd client:

var crowd = new CrowdClient({

        baseUrl: 'http://localhost:8095/crowd/',

        application: {

                name: 'test',

                password: 'password'

        }

});

 

// Authenticate to Crowd:

crowd.session.create('john.doe', 'password').then(function (session) {

    // Display Crowd SSO token

        console.log('Crowd SSO token is ' + session.token);

    // Fetch the user profile:

    crowd.session.getUser(session.token).then(function (user) {

        console.log('Hello, ' + user.displayname);

    });

});

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Fariba javadpour Apr 10, 2018

@Bruno Vincent and how can I get the response in JSON format?

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 11, 2018
console.log('JSON response is ' + JSON.stringify(session));

cwdclient3.png

Fariba javadpour Apr 15, 2018

@Bruno Vincent

tnx for your answer. and I have another question that is how can I get all users using rest API? i cant' understand it well

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 15, 2018

In Node.js:

var CrowdClient = require('atlassian-crowd-client');

var User = require('atlassian-crowd-client/lib/models/user');

 

// Initialize the Crowd client:

var crowd = new CrowdClient({

        baseUrl: 'http://localhost:8095/crowd/',

        application: {

                name: 'test',

                password: 'password'

        }

});

 

// Find all users

crowd.search.user('').then(function (users) {

        console.log('Found ' + users.length + ' users:');

        users.forEach(function(username){

                console.log(username);

        });

});

With curl:

curl -X GET -u 'test:password' -H 'Accept: application/json' 'http://localhost:8095/crowd/rest/usermanagement/1/search?entity-type=user'
Fariba javadpour Apr 15, 2018

@Bruno Vincent sorry that I ask a lot but I read Atlassian-crowd-client in npm website but I didn't see these methods like crowd.search or others. is there any link to find more info about this package usage?

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 16, 2018

Hi @Fariba javadpour

I personally find the documentation pretty clear but if you want to know more about the package and the provided API I guess you should take a look at the source code.

Fariba javadpour Apr 17, 2018 • edited

@Bruno Vincent and can you help me how to connect my crowd by the API? I saw POST /rest/usermanagement/1/user in the documentation but I don't know how should I use it. i'm using angular 5 by the way

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 17, 2018

It depends on what you want to do. Crowd's REST API is fully explained and detailed here: https://docs.atlassian.com/atlassian-crowd/3.1.3/REST/

Fariba javadpour Apr 17, 2018 • edited

 @Bruno Vincentassume that I want to add a user using angular 5 and node.  I saw POST /rest/usermanagement/1/user in the documentation but how should I use it in my HTTP services? I don't know what URL I should send a request to? what should the URL contain?

in my services I use :

return http.post('URL').map(res => res.json()) ;

but I don't know the correct URL for connecting crowd.

Bruno Vincent Community Leader Apr 17, 2018

The URI structure is explained in the first paragraph of Atlassian's documentation. Thus your URL should be something like:

http://localhost:8095/crowd/rest/usermanagement/1/user

But you should NOT request Crowd's REST endpoint with Javascript code running in your browser as this would require to embed your application's name and password within that code.

Call your Crowd server from the server side (Nodejs) using the NPM package we've already discussed. Adding a user is the very first example provided on the package's documentation page:

crowd.user.create(new User('John', 'Doe', 'John Doe', 'johndoe@example.com', 'johndoe', 'secret'));

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