I’m trying to create a custom authenticator to sync gateway for the iOS version of my app but I don’t see any documentation on how to do so. I already have code setup on the web server to create the syncgateway session and I have been using a custom authorizer in the Android version of the app, just trying to get the iOS version of the app on board.
Are you using the
createBasicAuthenticator method in the Android SDK?
Is the app server creating sessions for users?
Not sure what you mean by custom authorizer.
PS: It looks like you figured out the app server part but this tutorial might help anyways.
I already have it working in Android (I created a custom authorizer in Android using the provided “Authorizer” class. This uses the google sign in token to authenticate). I’m trying to do the same for iOS
Sorry I’m a bit confused as to how Sync Gateway will handle the Google Sign In token.
Does this custom authorizer retrieve a cookie session from your web server and then passes it to the Replicator in the Android SDK.
Can you share the code for the custom authenticator in a gist?
iOS doesn’t support custom authenticators yet, but that’s actually a feature I’m about to start working on. It would be useful for me to see what you’re doing with it on the Java side. I assume you’ve got an app server in place, and the mobile app needs to POST credentials to your server, which then has SG generate a session cookie for the client to use?
You can see the basic code I have in java in the gist - https://gist.github.com/akeemphilbert/78c55fddfce25a9653f2
@jens The java side of things was straight forward. The server side a bit more work (basically what you said with the added step of setting up a reverse proxy to make the calls all come from the same domain) . A bit disappointed that it’s not as easy in iOS as it is in Android (yet), are there any options I can consider in the mean time (short of using the existing available options, and swift examples would be doubly helpful)?