Note: The real question here is probably “how to access window cookies within a JS SPA”, but can’t hurt to ask from this perspective…
So I am serving a VueJS app built to priv/static/ within a Phoenix 1.4 --no-webpack server, and I am serving the VueJS app from its generated index.html (not index.html.eex) via the PageController like so:
defmodule ...PageController do def index(conn, _params) do conn |> put_resp_header("content-type", "text/html; charset=utf-8") |> Plug.Conn.send_file(200, Application.app_dir(:tips, **"priv/static/index.html"**)) |> halt() end
I am using UeberAuth + the UeberAuth CAS strategy to authenticate access to index.html where the VueJS app lives. This puts some user information into a neat session cookie available in my window.
In order to interface with my Phoenix backend, I am making internal HTTP requests to API endpoints in my router.ex that return JSON – since I have the cookie in my window, though, I imagine there is a better way to get my user’s info than:
// js axios.get('/path/to/get_session').then(...) # ex def get_session(conn, _params) do session = fetch_session(conn) # get user from :plug_session within session and render it to JSON end
Since I’m using CAS , I’m avoiding writing a JWT layer on top of this as I’m using CAS as a barrier to index.html, not within the JS SPA itself, and I just feel like There’s Got to Be a Better Way
Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks for reading!