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SlashAuth allows developers to quickly authenticate users with their wallets and create role-based access control based on the on-chain data. A developer can use SlashAuth to securely log a user in and verify that they have the necessary tokens (ERC20, ERC721, ERC1155) to gain access to the website.

SlashAuth works with existing wallets such as Metamask, Coinbase Wallet, and WalletConnect. It also supports tokens on Ethereum and Polygon with more networks coming soon.

For more documentation, please check out their official documentation.

Create SlashAuth app

Navigate to the SlashAuth Dashboard and create a new app. Take note of the ClientID and Client Secret as we will use them below.

Install the React SDK

Install the Javascript Library via NPM:

npm i @slashauth/slashauth-react

Configure the SlashAuthProvider component

The SlashAuth SDK uses React Context to manage state and expose it to components. In order to integrate /auth into your app, you must provide the context at the root of your app:

import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client';
import './index.css';
import App from './App';
import { SlashAuthProvider } from '@slashauth/slashauth-react';

const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(
  document.getElementById('root') as HTMLElement

    clientID={/* YOUR CLIENT ID */}
    <App />

Add login with wallet

The SlashAuth SDK gives you tools to quickly implement authentication via MetaMask wallet in your React application. The simplest implementation is to log the user in directly in their browser. We use the function loginNoRedirectNoPopup() from the useSlashAuth() hook to accomplish this.

import { useSlashAuth } from "@slashauth/slashauth-react";

export const LoginButton = () => {
  const { loginNoRedirectNoPopup } = useSlashAuth();

  return <button className="login-button" onClick={() => loginNoRedirectNoPopup()}>Login With Wallet</button>;

Authentication information

The SlashAuth SDK exposes information about the current user and their logged in status via data returned by the useSlashAuth() hook. Because this data propagates via React Context, any time it changes components will be notified and rerender. Let’s create a status component.

import { useSlashAuth } from "@slashauth/slashauth-react";
import { useEffect, useState } from "react";

export const LoginStatus = () => {
  const [accessToken, setAccessToken] = useState('');

  const {
  } = useSlashAuth();

  // A way to instantly detect when the access token changes so we
  // can store it in state to display to the screen.
  useEffect(() => {
    if (isAuthenticated) {
      getAccessTokenSilently().then((at: string) => {
    } else {
  }, [getAccessTokenSilently, isAuthenticated]);

  if (isLoading) {
    return (

  return (
      <div style={{display: 'block'}}>
        <div>Is Wallet Connected? {connectedWallet ? 'Yes' : 'No'}</div>
        {connectedWallet && <div >Wallet address: {connectedWallet}</div>}
        <div>Is Logged In? {isAuthenticated ? 'Yes' : 'No'}</div>
        {isAuthenticated && <div style={{cursor: 'pointer', color: 'blue', textDecoration: 'underline'}} onClick={() => {navigator.clipboard.writeText(accessToken)}}>Click to copy access token</div>}

Logout button

The SlashAuth SDK exposes a logout functionality that disconnects the user locally and invalidates their tokens remotely. Let’s build a button to add this functionality.

import { useSlashAuth } from "@slashauth/slashauth-react";

export const LogoutButton = () => {
  const { logout } = useSlashAuth();

  return <button onClick={() => logout()}>Logout</button>;

Tying it all together

A simple way to see this all work together is updating your application entry point to display this information.

import { useSlashAuth } from '@slashauth/slashauth-react';
import { LoginStatus } from './LoginStatus';
import { LoginButton } from './LoginButton';
import { LogoutButton } from './LogoutButton';

function App() {
  const { isAuthenticated } = useSlashAuth();

  return (
      {isAuthenticated ? <LogoutButton /> : <LoginButton />}
      <LoginStatus />

export default App;

You can find the full example of this code in our GitHub repo.

Last update: December 22, 2023
Authors: kmurphypolygon (99.33%), Nadim Kobeissi (0.67%)