SAML Auth for Hapi.js

npm install hapi-saml2@4.0.4



hapi-saml2 is a hapi.js plugin, it uses node-saml library to provide Single Sign On using SAML protocol


This plugin based on node-saml and was originally inspired by hapi-saml-sso.

Check the documentation of the repository for options documentation


node-saml version

hapi-saml2 version dependency version
4.0.3 - 4.0.4 @node-saml/node-saml@4.0.3
3.2.2 - 3.2.2 passport-saml@3.2.1
3.2.0 - 3.2.1 passport-saml@3.2.0
2.2.0 - 2.2.0 passport-saml@2.2.0
2.0.2 - 2.0.3 passport-saml@2.0.2
1.3.5 - 1.3.8 passport-saml@1.3.5

@hapi/hapi supported versions

hapi-saml2 version hapi.js supported version
1.0.0 - latest v18 - v21
0.0.1 - 0.0.5 v17


Add hapi-saml2 to your project:

npm install hapi-saml2 --save

Register the plugin and configure it with the options:

const Hapi = require('@hapi/hapi')
const server = Hapi.server({
  port: 3000,
  host: 'localhost'

const init = async () => {
  await server.register({
    plugin: require('hapi-saml2'),
    options: {
      getSAMLOptions: (request) => {}, // required. should return options for `node-saml`
      login: async (request, identifier, user) => {}, // required. should return true if user is authenticated and authenticate user based on identifier (Profile.nameID is used)
      logout: async (request) => {}, // required. should logout the user on the app
      apiPrefix: '/saml', // prefix for added routes
      redirectUrlAfterSuccess: '/', // url to redirect to after successful login
      redirectUrlAfterFailure: '/', // url to redirect to after failed login
      boomErrorForMissingConfiguration: Boom.badImplementation('SAML instance is not configured'), // Boom error to throw on missing configuration error
      boomErrorForIncorrectConfiguration: Boom.badImplementation('SAML configuration is incorrect'), // Boom error to throw on incorrect configuration error
      postResponseValidationErrorHandler: async ({ request, h, e }) => { return h.redirect('/errorPage') } // function to handle Post Response validation errors

  await server.start()


The plugin provides the following SSO API:

GET  /saml/metadata.xml
GET  /saml/login
GET  /saml/logout
POST /saml/callback

They can be configured with apiPrefix option.


First, install the following dev-dependencies:

yarn add -D @hapi/hapi
yarn add -D @hapi/boom

Then run yarn test.