Using AE JS and the AE API to Register Users
AE JS is used to present social login options to users, and then take users through the full registration and/or login flow. While we offer a built-in widget for registration and login, you can also choose to create a completely custom registration flow using AE JS and the AE API.
User Registration Flow
Normally, our registration flow looks like this:
- The user chooses a social service that they want to use as their login.
- AE JS directs the user to the authentication form for the chosen service.
- The authentication form is submitted and AE creates a new user record.
- The user is logged in.
- A valid AE user session is now active in the browser, which is an object that can be queried with
The User Object and AccessTokens
Once the user has registered, a user session is now active in the browser. You can query the user object using
If you want to validate the user authentication on the server, you can use the user object's
AccessToken. Then, you can log the user into your website.
For the login process, you can take the user details from the
aeJS.user object. However, using the
AccessToken is a more secure approach. We recommend taking the
AccessToken during the login process and making an
auth API call to get the user details. This creates an extra roundtrip to the server—but the resulting user details are accurate and cannot be tampered with from the client-side.