Logging in programmatically from another application
@jewa so I am getting there. I finally noticed a button- alternative registration/log in.
I clicked it and hurrah I got an error that should help at last:
It still has to do with the call back uri. I really don't know what to do next since the url points to nodebb and not to me so I can't create an endpoint or something.
I am not so sure but I have a little idea of what my problem is but even at that I don't know how to solve it. I traced the error logs to an oauth2 file and it requests that the page returns between 200 and 299 status code but mine is returning 500. How can I return 200 when the link is not on my site. I am really getting confused.
@julian this is to hoping you'd help me complete this hurdle. As shown in the picture, I am getting the code but I don't know what to make of the error I am getting. I tried to deploy nodebb on Heroku since the error could possibly be because I am using local host but I ran into other issues with nodebb crashing on Heroku and that is like opening two battle fronts needlessly. I think I would proceed one step at a time.
Like I said, when I run my authorizationUrl on my browser, it gives an error 401 with the grant code. The resource I saw online said this was perfectly normal. If I copy the code and make a post request for my token on PostMan, it exchanges the code for a token and then I complete by posting to my user endpoint to get user details so I think the whole process is working and possibly I am just one correction away from saving you the stress of having to answer someone else trying to do this on node js because as I mentioned earlier, I will write down what worked for me and the resources I used.
@julian I have been patiently waiting for a response. However, I tried to install nodebb on heroku. It was a painful process but I came to my wits ends when I got to the launch page. It says congratulations your nodebb has been setup but won't get past that page. It returns a 404 error whilst making a get request for /admin.
Here are the logs
2017-02-16T04:21:11.458782+00:00 app[web.1]: Starting NodeBB
2017-02-16T04:21:11.458916+00:00 app[web.1]: "./nodebb stop" to stop the NodeBB server
2017-02-16T04:21:11.458977+00:00 app[web.1]: "./nodebb log" to view server output
2017-02-16T04:21:11.459020+00:00 app[web.1]: "./nodebb restart" to restart NodeBB
2017-02-16T04:21:11.464363+00:00 app[web.1]: (node:4) DeprecationWarning: Calling an asynchronous function without callback is deprecated.
2017-02-16T04:21:11.464621+00:00 app[web.1]: (node:4) DeprecationWarning: Calling an asynchronous function without callback is deprecated.
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466271+00:00 app[web.1]: TypeError: Cannot read property 'apply' of undefined
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466272+00:00 app[web.1]: at /app/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:760:22
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466273+00:00 app[web.1]: at /app/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:166:37
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466274+00:00 app[web.1]: at /app/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:718:13
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466274+00:00 app[web.1]: at async.forEachOf.async.eachOf (/app/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:233:13)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466275+00:00 app[web.1]: at _parallel (/app/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:717:9)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466276+00:00 app[web.1]: at Object.async.parallel (/app/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:731:9)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466277+00:00 app[web.1]: at launch (/app/install/web.js:121:8)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466277+00:00 app[web.1]: at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/app/node_modules/express/lib/router/layer.js:95:5)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466278+00:00 app[web.1]: at next (/app/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:131:13)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.466279+00:00 app[web.1]: at Route.dispatch (/app/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:112:3)
2017-02-16T04:21:11.996384+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Process exited with status 0
2017-02-16T04:21:12.007390+00:00 heroku[web.1]: State changed from up to crashed
2017-02-16T04:21:12.340823+00:00 heroku[router]: at=error code=H10 desc="App crashed" method=GET path="/admin" host=xxx.herokuapp.com request_id=eb7cf3c5-60db-47a6-ba5f-11685c6d62a2 fwd="22.214.171.124" dyno= connect= service= status=503 bytes=
@jewa what Node version? Try Node 6 if you're on a newer version.
@PitaJ I am on node 6.9.2. I will uninstall that and install node 6.0.0.
Update I have tried it still returns the same error.
@jewa you shouldn't need to downgrade then. Any version of Node 6.x.x should work.
@jewa That error doesn't seem related to logging in programmatically... sounds like you have a plugin or theme installed that relies on async v1... are you on the
@julian I am on nodebb version 1.4.3 not sure if that is develop branch as I am not so good with git. Yes it is not related. I just wanted to isolate the cause of my failure to log in programmatically by hosting on Heroku and trying it from there.
I followed the steps here: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/9049/getting-nodebb-and-plugins-setup-with-heroku-and-mongodb
and then modified web.js line 34 inside the install folder to port = process.env.PORT || port; Otherwise, it would load at port 4567 which was always failing. I think I also added process.env.PORT to line 145 in loader.js but I don't think that changed anything much. It only started nodebb when I modified web.js
Do not use Heroku as that is not a standard deployment environment for us.
@julian I have ditched Heroku. Deployed the app on cloud9 and it is working fine. I then try to use my plugin and I still get the same error. Here is the error on nodebb
at OAuth2Strategy._createOAuthError (/home/ubuntu/workspace/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-sso-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth2/lib/strategy.js:379:17) at /home/ubuntu/workspace/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-sso-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth2/lib/strategy.js:166:45 at /home/ubuntu/workspace/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-sso-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth2/node_modules/oauth/lib/oauth2.js:191:18 at passBackControl (/home/ubuntu/workspace/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-sso-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth2/node_modules/oauth/lib/oauth2.js:132:9) at IncomingMessage.<anonymous> (/home/ubuntu/workspace/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-sso-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth/node_modules/passport-oauth2/node_modules/oauth/lib/oauth2.js:157:7) at emitNone (events.js:72:20) at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:166:7) at endReadableNT (_stream_readable.js:921:12) at nextTickCallbackWith2Args (node.js:442:9)
I am really frustrated I have searched the internet for help the only help I get is with respect to a possible typo or firewall. My authorization codes are being created in my database it is just at the exchange point that the failure happens.
It is a pretty awful user experience to log into the forum after logging into my web app.
Would definitely be using nodebb for a stand-alone forum but this is me giving up after a 4 day battle. I might as well have built a very simple forum for my website in those 4 days. Ugh!!!
@jewa Looks like you've cut off the error at the top there, so I can't see the issue.
@julian I have been struggling to replicate the error. But I would post it once I manage to replicate it.