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

Install dependencies

Install the @teamhanko/hanko-elements package:

npm install @teamhanko/hanko-elements

Register custom element with Vue

Vue needs to know which elements to treat as custom elements, otherwise it will issue a warning regarding component resolution. To do so, provide a predicate function that determines which elements are to be considered custom elements to compilerOptions.isCustomElement in your configuration:

vite.config.js
import vue from '@vitejs/plugin-vue'

export default {
plugins: [
vue({
template: {
compilerOptions: {
isCustomElement: (tag) => tag === "hanko-auth"
}
}
})
]
}

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 element in your component template.

info

When adding the <hanko-auth> element to your template 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.vue
<script setup>
import { onMounted } from "vue";
import { register } from "@teamhanko/hanko-elements/hanko-auth";

const api = import.meta.env.VITE_HANKO_API;
const lang = import.meta.env.VITE_HANKO_LANG;

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

</script>

<template>
<hanko-auth :api="api" :lang="lang" />
</template>

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, you can use Vue's v-on directive (shorthand: @) and supply a callback directly on the <hanko-auth> element:

HankoAuth.vue
<script setup>
import { useRouter } from "vue-router";
import { onMounted } from "vue";
import { register } from "@teamhanko/hanko-elements/hanko-auth";

const api = import.meta.env.VITE_HANKO_API;
const lang = import.meta.env.VITE_HANKO_LANG;

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

const router = useRouter();

const redirectAfterLogin = () => {
// successfully logged in, redirect to a page in your application
router.push({ path: "..." });
};
</script>

<template>
<hanko-auth @hankoAuthSuccess="redirectAfterLogin" :api="api" :lang="lang" />
</template>

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.