The Device Flow enables OAuth on devices that have an Internet connection but do not have a web browser or an easy way to enter an email address and password.
In this flow, the device instructs the user to open a URL on a secondary device such as a smartphone or computer in order to complete the authorization. Initially, Simplestream will support entering the device code via the website; but eventually, entering the device code into the iOS or Android mobile apps will be supported.
Documentation for Device Flow is available on the OAuth 2.0 website:
As Laravel Passport does not currently support Device Flow, support has been added via a proxy as described here:
The Device Flow requires the client to make two API calls:
Step one is to make an API call to the /device/code endpoint to retreive a unique code to display to the user.
Step two is to display the "user_code" to the user and ask them to visit the "verification_url" to register their device:
To sign in on your computer or smart phone, go to:
When prompted, enter the following code:
Click the button below to open the website in a new window where you can enter the code:Open Website
Step three is to poll the /device/register endpoint to check if the user has entered the code. The polling interval should be the "interval" value returned by the API call in Step 01, in seconds.
An access token has been obtained!
The Access Token can be submitted to the /api/auth/user endpoint to obtain the user's profile, including their ID.