Provides application-independent access control for Heroku-hosted web applications. The access control is based on verified email addresses of visitors.
The buildpack requires the Heroku wwwhisper add-on.
To enable the buildpack, in your application folder run:
heroku addons:create wwwhisper:solo[or team or plus] [--admin=your_email] heroku buildpacks:add auth/wwwhisper
There is no need to modify your application code, but you need to push the new version of your application for the buildpack to be compiled:
git commit -a --allow-empty -m "Enable wwwhisper buildpack."; git push heroku main # or master
After these operations, opening your application URL will show a login prompt. Enter your Heroku application owner email to get receive a login link.
The buildpack installs and runs an nginx proxy that communicates with the wwwhisper service to authenticate and authorize visitors. Authorized requests are passed to the app, unauthorized ones are rejected with 401 or 403 HTTP errors.
nginx listens on an externally accessible $PORT configured by the Heroku dyno manager. The $PORT passed to the application is reassigned to a private port that is not externally accessible.
See also devel-notes.md.
The original nginx buildpack was created by Ryan R. Smith:
Copyright (c) 2013 Ryan R. Smith
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
For a list of further contributors, see heroku-buildpack-nginx repository history.
Changes for wwwhisper are Copyright (C) 2023 Jan Wrobel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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