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Provision Users via API

Use the Xkit API to create tokens for your users

The simplest way to create Xkit tokens for your users is to provision them using the Xkit Platform API.

Use the Provision Platform User endpoint with an active API Key.

The only data you need to provide is an external_id - an identifier that uniquely identifies the user in your systems.

A simple example with an ExpressJS server follows.

Provision a user

On your server, when a user has authenticated, call this endpoint with your system's user ID as the external_id parameter.

// `app` is a configured Express App with authentication middleware
// that provides the `req.user` parameter for authenticated users.
import axios from 'axios'

app.use(async (req, res) => {
  if (!req.user) return
  const { access_token } = await axios({
    baseUrl: 'https://app.xkit.co/api/platform',
    method: 'post',
    url: '/users',
    auth: {
      username: "your_publishable_key",
      password: "your_secret_key"
    data: {
      user: {
        external_id: req.user.id,
        // Optional Group
        external_group_id: req.user.group_id
  res.locals.xkitToken = access_token

Provide the token to the front-end

Retrieve the returned access_token and provide it to your front-end (e.g. by rendering it in HTML or by providing it via an API call)

app.get('/home', (req, res) => {

Log the user into Xkit

Use the access_token with the xkit.js library on the front-end to authenticate the user.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>My App</title>
        <script src="https://myapp.xkit.co/xkit.js"></script>
    <script>xkit.ready(() => xkit.login("{{ xkitToken }}"))</script>

See the Hosted Integration Catalog for more examples of what to do with the Xkit User Token.

Updated 7 months ago

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Provision Users via API

Use the Xkit API to create tokens for your users

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