Integrating FlutterFlow and Firebase with Xano: Understanding User Authentication and Security Protocols
The State Changers meeting was focused on further refining the integration of Firebase and Xano in their FlutterFlow developed application. Participants discussed how to securely pass the ID token from Firebase to Xano, enable authentication, and validate the JWT code during user login.
Key aspects of the meeting included:
- The discussion of JWT (JSON Web Tokens) and the importance of validating the JWT code to ensure it was not generated by a scammer. The token has three parts; the headers, payload (user info), and signature, all of which must be verified for security.
- The demonstration of how the JWT code is incorporated in this registration process using Xano. The decoded JWT token was shown, and the idea of its redundancy was brought up since Firebase already provides an auth response.
- The introduction of a security measure by saving the token's 'auth time' and disallowing its use if it's relatively old (e.g., five or ten minutes), providing a secondary way to validate it.
This meeting may be valuable for developers and teams wanting to learn more about integrating Firebase and Xano in their FlutterFlow applications, ensuring a secure authentication process, or looking to better understand JWT validation.