How I can Integrate NodeBB into my website

  • Hello, I have developed a website with user authentication built working passportJS and I am mapping on using NodeBB. How can I merge NodeBB in my website using my own web login system, is it require to get NodeBB services from any web development company (url removed) or I can do it myself easily?

  • You need to use the write api. So install the write api plug in first then make a post request to with a header that includes an authorization and a token generated after installing write api and the username and password.

    This should create the user. To log in you can install the ns-login plug in and it is almost a similar step. I am a little bit stumped though. After logging in or signing up, the user session is not persistent or should I say existent. But I think the above should get you started.

  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    Probably a spam user...

  • Admin

    @hek well, that's quite targeted of spam, then!!

    I've removed the url.

  • @julian could you then maybe help me with the log in issues I am having. I used ns-log in and also tried to log in without an api.

    With the ns-log in, I successfully log but nothing happens afterwards. Logging in without an api gives me 403 forbidden error.

    I am totally stumped.

  • Admin

    The recommended method of sharing sessions between two separate and distinct applications is through OAuth2. We recommend this approach because NodeBB maintains its own user records, so that we can keep track of user-related metrics and other data. Relying on another database would be tricky, prone to breaking, and quite possibly dangerous.

    Luckily, it's quite straightforward to get things working with OAuth2!

    The first step is getting your application to expose an OAuth2 endpoint. If you're running a Node.js based app, you can use a module called OAuth2orize.

    Once that is set up, you'll want to take a look at the SSO plugin skeleton for customised OAuth deployments -- nodebb-plugin-sso-oauth. You'll take this plugin, fork it, and modify it to communicate with your OAuth endpoint.

    Once everything is working properly, you should be able to register and log in/out via your web app.

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  • @julian I've successfully integrated the SSO oauth plugin with my website using OAuth2orize. I can log in but i don't know how to log out. Any idea?

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