ExFirebaseAuth 🔥

ExFirebaseAuth is a library that handles ID tokens from Firebase, which is useful for using Firebase's auth solution because Firebase does not have an Elixir SDK for auth themselves. ExFirebaseAuth also comes with some testing utilities that mock and generate ID tokens for your integration tests.

More information on how ID tokens work in Firebase Auth

This library

  • Keeps track of google's public keys used for signing ID tokens
  • Verifies ID tokens
  • Veries whether the issuer matches your firebase project

This library does not

  • Aim to implement Firebase user admin SDK endpoints


If available in Hex, the package can be installed by adding ex_firebase_auth to your list of dependencies in mix.exs:

def deps do
    {:ex_firebase_auth, "~> 0.5.1"}


Add the Firebase auth issuer name for your project to your config.exs. This is required to make sure only your project's firebase tokens are accepted.

config :ex_firebase_auth, :issuer, "https://securetoken.google.com/project-123abc"

Verifying a token

ExFirebaseAuth.Token.verify_token("Some token string")
iex> {:ok, "userid", %{}}

Documentation can be generated with ExDoc and published on HexDocs. Once published, the docs can be found at https://hexdocs.pm/ex_firebase_auth.