Keycloak-js client with Quasar

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
https://github.com/dsb-norge/vue-keycloak-js

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
public/silent-check-sso.html.

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.

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.

/etc/nginx/conf.d/qxdsladmin.local.conf

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.