How to Use Authentication Console in Firebase?
Almost all apps need to have some permission system in place. In some circumstances, checking a username/password pair against our Users table is sufficient. Still, frequently, we require a more detailed permissions model to grant specific users access to particular resources while preventing them from others. It takes work and effort to build a system that can accommodate the latter. This article will teach us how to create a role-based auth API using Firebase, which will make it easier for us to get started right away.
On top of an authentication system, almost every app needs an authorization system. We frequently need a fine-grained permissions model to restrict access to some resources while granting access to others exclusively to particular people. To authenticate users for your project, Firebase Authentication offers ready-made UI libraries, simple SDKs, and backend services. It supports federated identity providers like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as passwords, phone numbers, and other methods. We will jump directly into the action and start working with shooting the Firebase Console Up!
Step by Step Implementation
Step #1: Open the Firebase Console
Tap here to go to the firebase console, and sign in.
Step #2: Create a New Project
Create a simple project at the start, for instance, we have created a new project called ‘GeeksforGeeks – Auth’. Then click on ‘Continue’.
Step #3: Go to the Auth Tab
We next have to go to the auth tab, from where we need to toggle and enable a few things which we need in our application, then enable ‘Google’
Step #4: Connect the Android App, via Android Studio
The next step is to launch Android Studio and then connect your android application, simply tap on the Firebase option to connect your app, alternatively, you can see how to connect your app to firebase.
After this step, your app is successfully connected to Firebase and you can start using the authentication from there on. There are two types of authentications you can use to primarily authorize the users inside your project they are:
|Email-based authentication with a password||Use users’ email addresses and passwords to verify their identity. Users that sign in with their email addresses and passwords can be created and managed using the Firebase Authentication SDK. Additionally, emails for password resets are sent using Firebase Authentication.|
|Integration of federated identity providers||Integrate with federated identity providers to authenticate users. The Google, Facebook, Twitter, and GitHub accounts of users can be used to log in using the Firebase Authentication SDK’s APIs.|
|Integration of a customized auth system||Access the Firebase Realtime Database and other Firebase services by connecting your app’s current sign-in mechanism to the Firebase Authentication SDK.|
|Caller ID verification||Send SMS texts to users’ phones as a means of user authentication.|
|Unknown auth||Create temporary anonymous accounts to use services that require authentication without requiring people to sign in beforehand. You can convert the user’s anonymous account to a regular account if they decide to register later, allowing them to pick up where they left off.|
How the Console Works
You must first obtain authentication credentials from the user in order to sign them into your app. The user’s email address and password or an OAuth token from a federated identity provider can be used as these credentials. The Firebase Authentication SDK is then provided with these credentials. After those credentials have been verified, our backend services will respond to the client.
Following a successful sign-in, you may see the user’s basic personal details and manage their access to information housed in other Firebase products. The given authentication token can also be used to confirm a user’s identity in your own backend services.
This is how to operate the Firebase Authentication Console, hope this article cleared all the doubts and will help you add more security to your application, the ease of Firebase makes it easy to use and more easily deployable!
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