Quickstart

To add authentication to one of your endpoints use the oidc_auth decorator:

import flask
from flask import Flask, jsonify

from flask_pyoidc import OIDCAuthentication
from flask_pyoidc.provider_configuration import ProviderConfiguration
from flask_pyoidc.user_session import UserSession

app = Flask(__name__)
app.config.update(
    OIDC_REDIRECT_URI = 'https://example.com/redirect_uri',
    SECRET_KEY = ...
)
config = ProviderConfiguration(...)
auth = OIDCAuthentication({'default': config}, app)

@app.route('/login')
@auth.oidc_auth('default')
def index():
    user_session = UserSession(flask.session)
    return jsonify(access_token=user_session.access_token,
                   id_token=user_session.id_token,
                   userinfo=user_session.userinfo)

After a successful login, this extension will place three things in the user session (if they are received from the provider):

Using multiple providers

To allow users to login with multiple different providers, configure all of them in the OIDCAuthentication constructor and specify which one to use by name for each endpoint:

from flask_pyoidc import OIDCAuthentication
from flask_pyoidc.provider_configuration import ProviderConfiguration

app = Flask(__name__)
app.config.update(
    OIDC_REDIRECT_URI = 'https://example.com/redirect_uri',
    SECRET_KEY = ...
)
auth = OIDCAuthentication({'provider1': ProviderConfiguration(...), 'provider2': ProviderConfiguration(...)}, app)

@app.route('/login1')
@auth.oidc_auth('provider1')
def login1():
    pass

@app.route('/login2')
@auth.oidc_auth('provider2')
def login2():
    pass

User logout

To support user logout, use the oidc_logout decorator:

@app.route('/logout')
@auth.oidc_logout
def logout():
    return 'You\'ve been successfully logged out!'

If the logout view is mounted under a custom endpoint (other than the default, which is the name of the view function), or if using Blueprints, you must specify the full URL in the Flask-pyoidc configuration using post_logout_redirect_uris:

ClientMetadata(..., post_logout_redirect_uris=['https://example.com/post_logout']) # if using static client registration
ClientRegistrationInfo(..., post_logout_redirect_uris=['https://example.com/post_logout']) # if using dynamic client registration 

This extension also supports RP-Initiated Logout, if the provider allows it. Make sure the end_session_endpoint is defined in the provider metadata to enable notifying the provider when the user logs out.

Refreshing the access token

If the provider returns a refresh token, this extension can use it to automatically refresh the access token when it has expired. Please see the helper method OIDCAuthentication.valid_access_token().

Specify the error view

If an OAuth error response is received, either in the authentication or token response, it will be passed to the “error view”, specified using the error_view decorator:

from flask import jsonify

@auth.error_view
def error(error=None, error_description=None):
 return jsonify({'error': error, 'message': error_description})

The function specified as the error view MUST accept two parameters, error and error_description, which corresponds to the OIDC error parameters, and return the content that should be displayed to the user.

If no error view is specified, a generic error message will be displayed to the user.