Keycloak-js client with Quasar (now updated for v2)

So you’d like to use openid-connect (oidc), especially keycloak (kc) in your Quasar app.

There’s a package, @dsb-norge/vue-keycloak-js . I’d recommend you fork it and create your own version with the keycloak-js version that matches your Keycloak server. However it also works with just the version used in this git repository.

The git repository is available at

This is for Quasar v1

Alright let’s get started.

1. Create a file named silent-check-sso.html with the following content:

Put that file in the public directory as its path is

2. Create boot/keycloak.js

3. Reference the created boot file in quasar.conf.js

And that’s really all there is to it.

After this is done you can access the keycloak object via $keycloak in your template.

This is for Qusasar v2:

Thanks a bunch to Excel1 and yusufkandemir for figuring it out.

First you have to upgrade or use the v2 branch of @dsb-norge/vue-keycloak-js.
e.g. npm i @dsb-norge/vue-keycloak-js@2
or use your own fork

But essentially you do whatever you would do for v1 only the boot/keycloak.js file is different

The boot/keycloak.js file

and of course don’t forget to add it to the boot array in quasar.conf.js

vue dev server with nginx

The Nginx conf is the same for any sock-js site. It can be used for Vue and Angular and Svelte, not sure about React but I’d guess it uses sock-js as well.

My dev domain is qxdsladmin.local in this example.


This location ~ ^/api/v1/.* is a mountpoint for the backend http api, which in my case is a RESTful Go API.

The vue part, create a file named vue.config.js in the project’s root dir.
So if you used vue create vxdsladmin it’s the directory you go to when doing cd vxdsladmin.

This works for me, but maybe it can be improved. Let me know if that’s the case.

nvm upgrade to latest LTS and migrate all installed packages

This command is also in the readme of nvm, however I put it here on my blog so I don’t have to search the readme and previously google for the readme 😉

and then set this version to be the default version

For the record, a link to the readme of nvm