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User authentication


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Hydrogen includes built-in support for managing user authentication, including account creation, login, password reset, and logout. This guide describes the routes, hooks, and components that you can use to implement an end-to-end user authentication experience.

User account routes

The Demo Store template contains the following user account-specific routes:

/accountAn account settings page for the current logged in user. If the user isn't logged in when they access this page, then they're redirected to /account/login.
/account/loginA page for the user to enter their credentials and log in.
/account/logoutAn API route that expects a POST request to delete the current session.
/account/registerA form for the user to set up a new account. On success, the user is redirected to /account.
/account/recoverA form for the user to initiate a password reset. If the form is sent successfully, then an email is sent to the user with a link to reset their password. Clicking the link leads the user to the /account/reset/[id]/[resetToken] page.
/account/reset/[id]/[resetToken]A form for the user to enter a new password. The user submits the new password and resetToken to /account/reset. On success, the user is redirected to /account.
/account/resetAn API route to update the new password for the user.
/account/activate/[id]/[activationToken]A form to activate the new user. The user should only reach this form from a link in their email. The user submits the password and activationToken to /account/activate. On success, the user is redirected to /account.
/account/activateAn API route to activate the user account.
/addressAn API route for creating a new address.
/address/[addressId]An API route for updating and deleting an address.
/orders/[orderId]A page to view the details of an order. Requires the user to be authenticated.

Configuring user authentication

You can configure user authentication with the following tasks:

  • Retrieve a customer access token
  • Tell bots not to index a page

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