Schemes define authentication logic. Strategy is a configured instance of Scheme. You can have multiple schemes and strategies in your project.

auth.strategies option is an object. Keys are strategy name and values are configuration.

auth: {
  strategies: {
    local: { /* ... */ },
    github: { /* ... */ },

By default, instance names are the same as scheme names. If you want more flexibility by providing your own scheme or having multiple instances of the same scheme you can use the scheme property:

auth: {
  strategies: {
    local1: { scheme: 'local', /* ... */ },
    local2: { scheme: 'local', /* ... */ },
    custom: { scheme: '~/schemes/customStrategy', /* ... */ },

Creating your own scheme

As v5 still in development, there may be breaking changes to this feature.

Sometimes the included schemes doesn't match your requirements. Creating your own scheme will provide flexibility you need. You can create a new scheme from scratch or extend an existing scheme.

Note A list of available scheme methods will be added in future releases.

First, create your own scheme file in ~/schemes. You can use a different path if you want.

In this example we will be extending local scheme and overriding fetchUser method. We will transform the user object before setting it.

import { LocalScheme } from '~auth/runtime'

export default class CustomScheme extends LocalScheme {
  // Override `fetchUser` method of `local` scheme
  async fetchUser (endpoint) {
    // Token is required but not available
    if (!this.check().valid) {

    // User endpoint is disabled.
    if (!this.options.endpoints.user) {
    // Try to fetch user and then set
    return this.$auth.requestWith(,
    ).then((response) => {
      const user = getProp(,
      // Transform the user object
      const customUser = {
        fullName: user.firstName + ' ' + user.lastName,
        roles: ['user']
      // Set the custom user
      // The `customUser` object will be accessible through `this.$auth.user`
      // Like `this.$auth.user.fullName` or `this.$auth.user.roles`

      return response
    }).catch((error) => {
      this.$auth.callOnError(error, { method: 'fetchUser' })

Then set your new scheme in the auth config.

auth: {
  strategies: {
    customStrategy: {
      scheme: '~/schemes/customScheme',
      /* ... */

That's it! Now you can log in using your new strategy.

this.$auth.loginWith('customStrategy', { /* ... */ })
If you think your custom scheme might be helpful to others, consider creating a GitHub Issue or Pull Request with your configuration.
Edit this page on GitHub Updated at Thu, Feb 18, 2021