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React

In this guide you will learn how to add authentication to your React application using the Hanko custom element.

Install dependencies

Install the @teamhanko/hanko-elements package:

npm install @teamhanko/hanko-elements

Import & use custom element

Import the register function from @teamhanko/hanko-elements/hanko-auth in the component where you want to use the Hanko custom element. Call register to register the <hanko-auth> element with the browser's CustomElementRegistry. Then use the <hanko-auth> element in your JSX.

info

When adding the <hanko-auth> element to your JSX you must provide the URL of the Hanko API via the api attribute. If you are using Hanko Cloud, you can find the API URL on your project dashboard. If you are self-hosting you need to provide the URL of your running Hanko backend.

HankoAuth.jsx
import { register } from "@teamhanko/hanko-elements/hanko-auth";

const api = process.env.REACT_APP_HANKO_API;
const lang = process.env.REACT_APP_HANKO_LANG;

export default function HankoAuth() {

useEffect(() => {
// register the component
// see: https://github.com/teamhanko/hanko/blob/main/frontend/elements/README.md#script
register({ shadow: true })
.catch((error) => {
// handle error
});
}, []);

return (
<hanko-auth api={api} lang={lang} />
);
}

Defining login callbacks

The <hanko-auth> element dispatches a custom hankoAuthSuccess event on successful login. React to this event in order to, for example, redirect your users to protected pages in your application.

To do so, apply an event listener with an appropriate redirect callback:

HankoAuth.jsx
import React, { useEffect, useCallback } from "react";
import { useNavigate } from "react-router-dom";
import { register } from "@teamhanko/hanko-elements/hanko-auth";

const api = process.env.REACT_APP_HANKO_API;
const lang = process.env.REACT_APP_HANKO_LANG;

export default function HankoAuth() {
const navigate = useNavigate();

const redirectAfterLogin = useCallback(() => {
navigate("...", { replace: true });
}, [navigate]);

useEffect(() => {
document.addEventListener("hankoAuthSuccess", redirectAfterLogin);
return () =>
document.removeEventListener("hankoAuthSuccess", redirectAfterLogin);
}, [redirectAfterLogin]);

useEffect(() => {
// register the component
// see: https://github.com/teamhanko/hanko/blob/main/frontend/elements/README.md#script
register({ shadow: true })
.catch((error) => {
// handle error
});
}, []);

return (
<hanko-auth api={api} lang={lang} />
);
}

UI customization

The styles of the hanko-auth element can be customized using CSS variables and parts. See our guide on customization here.

Backend request authentication

If you want to authenticate requests in your own backend, please view our backend guide.