React Redux Login, Logout, Registration example with Hooks

In this tutorial, we’re gonna build a React Redux Login, Logout, Registration example with LocalStorage, React Router, Axios and Bootstrap using React.js Hooks. I will show you:

  • JWT Authentication Flow for User Registration & User Login, Logout
  • Project Structure for React Redux JWT Authentication, LocalStorage, Router, Axios
  • Working with Redux Actions, Reducers, Store for Application state
  • Creating React Function Components with Hooks & Form Validation
  • React Function Components for accessing protected Resources (Authorization)
  • Dynamic Navigation Bar in React App

Related Posts:
In-depth Introduction to JWT-JSON Web Token
React Hooks CRUD example with Axios and Web API
React Hooks File Upload example with Axios & Progress Bar
React Form Validation with Hooks example

Fullstack (JWT Authentication & Authorization example):
React + Spring Boot
React + Node.js Express

The example without using Hooks (but React Components):
React Redux Login, Logout, Registration example

The example without using Redux:
React Hooks: JWT Authentication (without Redux) example

Overview of React Redux Registration & Login example

We will build a React.js application using Hooks in that:

  • There are Login/Logout, Signup pages.
  • Form data will be validated by front-end before being sent to back-end.
  • Depending on User’s roles (admin, moderator, user), Navigation Bar changes its items automatically.

Here are the screenshots:
– Registration Page:

react-redux-login-registration-example-signup

– Signup failed:

react-redux-login-registration-example-signup-email-duplicate

– Form Validation Support:

react-redux-login-registration-example-form-validation

If you need Form Validation with React Hook Form 7, please visit:
React Form Validation with Hooks example

– Login Page:

react-redux-login-registration-example-login

– Profile Page (for successful Login):

react-redux-login-registration-example-login-success-profile-page

– For Moderator account login, the navigation bar will change by authorities:

react-redux-login-registration-example-authorization-login

– Check Browser Local Storage:

react-redux-login-registration-example-local-storage

– Check State in Redux using redux-devtools-extension:

react-redux-login-registration-example-redux-devtools-extension

If you want to add refresh token, please visit:
React + Redux: Refresh Token with Axios and JWT example

User Registration and User Login Flow

For JWT Authentication, we’re gonna call 2 endpoints:

  • POST api/auth/signup for User Registration
  • POST api/auth/signin for User Login

The following flow shows you an overview of Requests and Responses that React.js Client will make or receive. This React Client must add a JWT to HTTP Header before sending request to protected resources.

react-redux-login-registration-example-flow

You can find step by step to implement these back-end servers in following tutorial:

React Component Diagram with Redux, Router, Axios

Let’s look at the diagram below.

react-redux-login-registration-example-project-overview

– The App page is a container with React Router. It gets app state from Redux Store. Then the navbar now can display based on the state.

Login & Register pages have form for data submission (with support of react-validation library). They dispatch auth actions (login/register) to Redux Thunk Middleware which uses auth.service to call API.

auth.service methods use axios to make HTTP requests. Its also store or get JWT from Browser Local Storage inside these methods.

Home page is public for all visitor.

Profile page displays user information after the login action is successful.

BoardUser, BoardModerator, BoardAdmin pages will be displayed in navbar by state user.roles. In these pages, we use user.service to access protected resources from Web API.

user.service uses auth-header() helper function to add JWT to HTTP header. auth-header() returns an object containing the JWT of the currently logged in user from Local Storage.

Technology

We’re gonna use these modules:

  • React 16
  • react-redux 7.2.1
  • redux 4.0.5
  • redux-thunk 2.3.0
  • react-router-dom 5
  • axios 0.19.2
  • react-validation 3.0.7
  • Bootstrap 4
  • validator 13.1.1

Project Structure

This is folders & files structure for this React Redux Registration and Login application:

react-redux-login-registration-example-project-structure

With the explanation in diagram above, you can understand the project structure easily.

But I need to say some things about Redux elements that we’re gonna use:
actions folder contains all the action creators (auth.js for register & login, message.js for response message from server).
reducers folder contains all the reducers, each reducer updates a different part of the application state corresponding to dispatched action.

Setup React.js Project

Open cmd at the folder you want to save Project folder, run command:
npx create-react-app react-redux-hooks-jwt-auth

Then add Router Dom Module for later use: npm install react-router-dom.

Import Bootstrap

Run command: npm install bootstrap.

Open src/App.js and modify the code inside it as following-

import React from "react";
import "bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css";

const App = () => {
  // ...
}

export default App;

Create Services

We’re gonna create two services in src/services folder:

  • Authentication service
  • Data service

services

auth-header.js

auth.service.js (Authentication service)

user.service.js (Data service)


Before working with these services, we need to install Axios with command:
npm install axios

Authentication service

The service uses Axios for HTTP requests and Local Storage for user information & JWT.
It provides following important functions:

  • register(): POST {username, email, password}
  • login(): POST {username, password} & save JWT to Local Storage
  • logout(): remove JWT from Local Storage

services/auth.service.js

import axios from "axios";

const API_URL = "http://localhost:8080/api/auth/";

const register = (username, email, password) => {
  return axios.post(API_URL + "signup", {
    username,
    email,
    password,
  });
};

const login = (username, password) => {
  return axios
    .post(API_URL + "signin", {
      username,
      password,
    })
    .then((response) => {
      if (response.data.accessToken) {
        localStorage.setItem("user", JSON.stringify(response.data));
      }

      return response.data;
    });
};

const logout = () => {
  localStorage.removeItem("user");
};

export default {
  register,
  login,
  logout,
};

Data service

We also have methods for retrieving data from server. In the case we access protected resources, the HTTP request needs Authorization header.

Let’s create a helper function called authHeader() inside auth-header.js:

export default function authHeader() {
  const user = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem('user'));

  if (user && user.accessToken) {
    return { Authorization: 'Bearer ' + user.accessToken };
  } else {
    return {};
  }
}

The code above checks Local Storage for user item. If there is a logged in user with accessToken (JWT), return HTTP Authorization header. Otherwise, return an empty object.


Note: For Node.js Express back-end, please use x-access-token header like this:

export default function authHeader() {
  const user = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem('user'));

  if (user && user.accessToken) {
    // for Node.js Express back-end
    return { 'x-access-token': user.accessToken };
  } else {
    return {};
  }
}

Now we define a service for accessing data in services/user.service.js:

import axios from "axios";
import authHeader from "./auth-header";

const API_URL = "http://localhost:8080/api/test/";

const getPublicContent = () => {
  return axios.get(API_URL + "all");
};

const getUserBoard = () => {
  return axios.get(API_URL + "user", { headers: authHeader() });
};

const getModeratorBoard = () => {
  return axios.get(API_URL + "mod", { headers: authHeader() });
};

const getAdminBoard = () => {
  return axios.get(API_URL + "admin", { headers: authHeader() });
};

export default {
  getPublicContent,
  getUserBoard,
  getModeratorBoard,
  getAdminBoard,
};

You can see that we add a HTTP header with the help of authHeader() function when requesting authorized resource.

Create Redux Actions

We’re gonna create two kind of actions in src/actions folder:


actions

types.js

auth.js (register/login/logout actions)

message.js (set/clear message actions)


Action Types

First we defined some string constant that indicates the type of action being performed.

actions/type.js

export const REGISTER_SUCCESS = "REGISTER_SUCCESS";
export const REGISTER_FAIL = "REGISTER_FAIL";
export const LOGIN_SUCCESS = "LOGIN_SUCCESS";
export const LOGIN_FAIL = "LOGIN_FAIL";
export const LOGOUT = "LOGOUT";

export const SET_MESSAGE = "SET_MESSAGE";
export const CLEAR_MESSAGE = "CLEAR_MESSAGE";

Message Actions Creator

This Redux action creator is for actions related to messages (notifications) from APIs.

actions/message.js

import { SET_MESSAGE, CLEAR_MESSAGE } from "./types";

export const setMessage = (message) => ({
  type: SET_MESSAGE,
  payload: message,
});

export const clearMessage = () => ({
  type: CLEAR_MESSAGE,
});

Auth Actions Creator

This is creator for actions related to authentication. We’re gonna import AuthService to make asynchronous HTTP requests with trigger one or more dispatch in the result.

register()

  • calls the AuthService.register(username, email, password)
  • dispatch REGISTER_SUCCESS and SET_MESSAGE if successful
  • dispatch REGISTER_FAIL and SET_MESSAGE if failed

login()

  • calls the AuthService.login(username, password)
  • dispatch LOGIN_SUCCESS and SET_MESSAGE if successful
  • dispatch LOGIN_FAIL and SET_MESSAGE if failed

Both action creators return a Promise for Components using them.

actions/auth.js

import {
  REGISTER_SUCCESS,
  REGISTER_FAIL,
  LOGIN_SUCCESS,
  LOGIN_FAIL,
  LOGOUT,
  SET_MESSAGE,
} from "./types";

import AuthService from "../services/auth.service";

export const register = (username, email, password) => (dispatch) => {
  return AuthService.register(username, email, password).then(
    (response) => {
      dispatch({
        type: REGISTER_SUCCESS,
      });

      dispatch({
        type: SET_MESSAGE,
        payload: response.data.message,
      });

      return Promise.resolve();
    },
    (error) => {
      const message =
        (error.response &&
          error.response.data &&
          error.response.data.message) ||
        error.message ||
        error.toString();

      dispatch({
        type: REGISTER_FAIL,
      });

      dispatch({
        type: SET_MESSAGE,
        payload: message,
      });

      return Promise.reject();
    }
  );
};

export const login = (username, password) => (dispatch) => {
  return AuthService.login(username, password).then(
    (data) => {
      dispatch({
        type: LOGIN_SUCCESS,
        payload: { user: data },
      });

      return Promise.resolve();
    },
    (error) => {
      const message =
        (error.response &&
          error.response.data &&
          error.response.data.message) ||
        error.message ||
        error.toString();

      dispatch({
        type: LOGIN_FAIL,
      });

      dispatch({
        type: SET_MESSAGE,
        payload: message,
      });

      return Promise.reject();
    }
  );
};

export const logout = () => (dispatch) => {
  AuthService.logout();

  dispatch({
    type: LOGOUT,
  });
};

Create Redux Reducers

There will be two reducers in src/reducers folder, each reducer updates a different part of the state corresponding to dispatched Redux actions.


reducers

index.js

auth.js (register/login/logout)

message.js (set/clear message)


Message Reducer

This reducer updates message state when message action is dispatched from anywhere in the application.

reducers/message.js

import { SET_MESSAGE, CLEAR_MESSAGE } from "../actions/types";

const initialState = {};

export default function (state = initialState, action) {
  const { type, payload } = action;

  switch (type) {
    case SET_MESSAGE:
      return { message: payload };

    case CLEAR_MESSAGE:
      return { message: "" };

    default:
      return state;
  }
}

Auth Reducer

The Auth reducer will update the isLoggedIn and user state of the application.

reducers/auth.js

import {
  REGISTER_SUCCESS,
  REGISTER_FAIL,
  LOGIN_SUCCESS,
  LOGIN_FAIL,
  LOGOUT,
} from "../actions/types";

const user = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem("user"));

const initialState = user
  ? { isLoggedIn: true, user }
  : { isLoggedIn: false, user: null };

export default function (state = initialState, action) {
  const { type, payload } = action;

  switch (type) {
    case REGISTER_SUCCESS:
      return {
        ...state,
        isLoggedIn: false,
      };
    case REGISTER_FAIL:
      return {
        ...state,
        isLoggedIn: false,
      };
    case LOGIN_SUCCESS:
      return {
        ...state,
        isLoggedIn: true,
        user: payload.user,
      };
    case LOGIN_FAIL:
      return {
        ...state,
        isLoggedIn: false,
        user: null,
      };
    case LOGOUT:
      return {
        ...state,
        isLoggedIn: false,
        user: null,
      };
    default:
      return state;
  }
}

Combine Reducers

Because we only have a single store in a Redux application. We use reducer composition instead of many stores to split data handling logic.

reducers/index.js

import { combineReducers } from "redux";
import auth from "./auth";
import message from "./message";

export default combineReducers({
  auth,
  message,
});

Create Redux Store

This Store will bring Actions and Reducers together and hold the Application state.

Now we need to install Redux, Thunk Middleware and Redux Devtool Extension.
Run the command:

npm install redux redux-thunk
npm install --save-dev redux-devtools-extension

In the previous section, we used combineReducers() to combine 2 reducers into one. Let’s import it, and pass it to createStore():

store.js

import { createStore, applyMiddleware } from "redux";
import { composeWithDevTools } from "redux-devtools-extension";
import thunk from "redux-thunk";
import rootReducer from "./reducers";

const middleware = [thunk];

const store = createStore(
  rootReducer,
  composeWithDevTools(applyMiddleware(...middleware))
);

export default store;

Create React Pages for Authentication

In src folder, create new folder named components and add several files as following:


components

Login.js

Register.js

Profile.js


Form Validation overview

Now we need a library for Form validation, so we’re gonna add react-validation library to our project.
Run the command: npm install react-validation validator

To use react-validation in this example, you need to import following items:

import Form from "react-validation/build/form";
import Input from "react-validation/build/input";
import CheckButton from "react-validation/build/button";

import { isEmail } from "validator";

We also use isEmail() function from validator to verify email.

This is how we put them in render() method with validations attribute:

const required = value => {
  if (!value) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        This field is required!
      </div>
    );
  }
};

const email = value => {
  if (!isEmail(value)) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        This is not a valid email.
      </div>
    );
  }
};

render() {
  return (
  ...
    <Form
      onSubmit={handleLogin}
      ref={form}
    >
      ...
      <Input
        type="text"
        className="form-control"
        ...
        validations={[required, email]}
      />

      <CheckButton
        style={{ display: "none" }}
        ref={checkBtn}
      />
    </Form>
  ...
  );
}

We’re gonna call Form validateAll() method to check validation functions in validations. Then CheckButton helps us to verify if the form validation is successful or not. So this button will not display on the form.

form.validateAll();

if (checkBtn.context._errors.length === 0) {
  // do something when no error
}

If you need Form Validation with React Hook Form 7, please visit:
React Form Validation with Hooks example

Login Page

This page has a Form with username & password.
– We’re gonna verify them as required field.
– If the verification is ok, we call AuthService.login() method, then direct user to Profile page: props.history.push("/profile");, or show message with response error.

For getting the application state and dispatching actions, we use React Redux Hooks useSelector and useDispatch.
– by checking isLoggedIn, we can redirect user to Profile page.
message gives us response message.

components/Login.js

import React, { useState, useRef } from "react";
import { useDispatch, useSelector } from "react-redux";
import { Redirect } from 'react-router-dom';

import Form from "react-validation/build/form";
import Input from "react-validation/build/input";
import CheckButton from "react-validation/build/button";

import { login } from "../actions/auth";

const required = (value) => {
  if (!value) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        This field is required!
      </div>
    );
  }
};

const Login = (props) => {
  const form = useRef();
  const checkBtn = useRef();

  const [username, setUsername] = useState("");
  const [password, setPassword] = useState("");
  const [loading, setLoading] = useState(false);

  const { isLoggedIn } = useSelector(state => state.auth);
  const { message } = useSelector(state => state.message);

  const dispatch = useDispatch();

  const onChangeUsername = (e) => {
    const username = e.target.value;
    setUsername(username);
  };

  const onChangePassword = (e) => {
    const password = e.target.value;
    setPassword(password);
  };

  const handleLogin = (e) => {
    e.preventDefault();

    setLoading(true);

    form.current.validateAll();

    if (checkBtn.current.context._errors.length === 0) {
      dispatch(login(username, password))
        .then(() => {
          props.history.push("/profile");
          window.location.reload();
        })
        .catch(() => {
          setLoading(false);
        });
    } else {
      setLoading(false);
    }
  };

  if (isLoggedIn) {
    return <Redirect to="/profile" />;
  }

  return (
    <div className="col-md-12">
      <div className="card card-container">
        <img
          src="//ssl.gstatic.com/accounts/ui/avatar_2x.png"
          alt="profile-img"
          className="profile-img-card"
        />

        <Form onSubmit={handleLogin} ref={form}>
          <div className="form-group">
            <label htmlFor="username">Username</label>
            <Input
              type="text"
              className="form-control"
              name="username"
              value={username}
              onChange={onChangeUsername}
              validations={[required]}
            />
          </div>

          <div className="form-group">
            <label htmlFor="password">Password</label>
            <Input
              type="password"
              className="form-control"
              name="password"
              value={password}
              onChange={onChangePassword}
              validations={[required]}
            />
          </div>

          <div className="form-group">
            <button className="btn btn-primary btn-block" disabled={loading}>
              {loading && (
                <span className="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
              )}
              <span>Login</span>
            </button>
          </div>

          {message && (
            <div className="form-group">
              <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
                {message}
              </div>
            </div>
          )}
          <CheckButton style={{ display: "none" }} ref={checkBtn} />
        </Form>
      </div>
    </div>
  );
};

export default Login;

Register Page

This page is similar to Login Page.

For Form Validation, there are some more details:

  • username: required, between 3 and 20 characters
  • email: required, email format
  • password: required, between 6 and 40 characters

We’re gonna dispatch register action and show response message (successful or error).

components/Register.js

import React, { useState, useRef } from "react";
import { useDispatch, useSelector } from "react-redux";

import Form from "react-validation/build/form";
import Input from "react-validation/build/input";
import CheckButton from "react-validation/build/button";
import { isEmail } from "validator";

import { register } from "../actions/auth";

const required = (value) => {
  if (!value) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        This field is required!
      </div>
    );
  }
};

const validEmail = (value) => {
  if (!isEmail(value)) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        This is not a valid email.
      </div>
    );
  }
};

const vusername = (value) => {
  if (value.length < 3 || value.length > 20) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        The username must be between 3 and 20 characters.
      </div>
    );
  }
};

const vpassword = (value) => {
  if (value.length < 6 || value.length > 40) {
    return (
      <div className="alert alert-danger" role="alert">
        The password must be between 6 and 40 characters.
      </div>
    );
  }
};

const Register = () => {
  const form = useRef();
  const checkBtn = useRef();

  const [username, setUsername] = useState("");
  const [email, setEmail] = useState("");
  const [password, setPassword] = useState("");
  const [successful, setSuccessful] = useState(false);

  const { message } = useSelector(state => state.message);
  const dispatch = useDispatch();

  const onChangeUsername = (e) => {
    const username = e.target.value;
    setUsername(username);
  };

  const onChangeEmail = (e) => {
    const email = e.target.value;
    setEmail(email);
  };

  const onChangePassword = (e) => {
    const password = e.target.value;
    setPassword(password);
  };

  const handleRegister = (e) => {
    e.preventDefault();

    setSuccessful(false);

    form.current.validateAll();

    if (checkBtn.current.context._errors.length === 0) {
      dispatch(register(username, email, password))
        .then(() => {
          setSuccessful(true);
        })
        .catch(() => {
          setSuccessful(false);
        });
    }
  };

  return (
    <div className="col-md-12">
      <div className="card card-container">
        <img
          src="//ssl.gstatic.com/accounts/ui/avatar_2x.png"
          alt="profile-img"
          className="profile-img-card"
        />

        <Form onSubmit={handleRegister} ref={form}>
          {!successful && (
            <div>
              <div className="form-group">
                <label htmlFor="username">Username</label>
                <Input
                  type="text"
                  className="form-control"
                  name="username"
                  value={username}
                  onChange={onChangeUsername}
                  validations={[required, vusername]}
                />
              </div>

              <div className="form-group">
                <label htmlFor="email">Email</label>
                <Input
                  type="text"
                  className="form-control"
                  name="email"
                  value={email}
                  onChange={onChangeEmail}
                  validations={[required, validEmail]}
                />
              </div>

              <div className="form-group">
                <label htmlFor="password">Password</label>
                <Input
                  type="password"
                  className="form-control"
                  name="password"
                  value={password}
                  onChange={onChangePassword}
                  validations={[required, vpassword]}
                />
              </div>

              <div className="form-group">
                <button className="btn btn-primary btn-block">Sign Up</button>
              </div>
            </div>
          )}

          {message && (
            <div className="form-group">
              <div className={ successful ? "alert alert-success" : "alert alert-danger" } role="alert">
                {message}
              </div>
            </div>
          )}
          <CheckButton style={{ display: "none" }} ref={checkBtn} />
        </Form>
      </div>
    </div>
  );
};

export default Register;

Profile Page

This page gets current User from Local Storage by getting user in the application state and show user information (with token).

components/Profile.js

import React from "react";
import { Redirect } from 'react-router-dom';
import { useSelector } from "react-redux";

const Profile = () => {
  const { user: currentUser } = useSelector((state) => state.auth);

  if (!currentUser) {
    return <Redirect to="/login" />;
  }

  return (
    <div className="container">
      <header className="jumbotron">
        <h3>
          <strong>{currentUser.username}</strong> Profile
        </h3>
      </header>
      <p>
        <strong>Token:</strong> {currentUser.accessToken.substring(0, 20)} ...{" "}
        {currentUser.accessToken.substr(currentUser.accessToken.length - 20)}
      </p>
      <p>
        <strong>Id:</strong> {currentUser.id}
      </p>
      <p>
        <strong>Email:</strong> {currentUser.email}
      </p>
      <strong>Authorities:</strong>
      <ul>
        {currentUser.roles &&
          currentUser.roles.map((role, index) => <li key={index}>{role}</li>)}
      </ul>
    </div>
  );
};

export default Profile;

Create React Pages for accessing Resources

These pages will use UserService to request data from API.


components

Home.js

BoardUser.js

BoardModerator.js

BoardAdmin.js


Home Page

This is a public page that shows public content. People don’t need to log in to view this page.

components/Home.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react";

import UserService from "../services/user.service";

const Home = () => {
  const [content, setContent] = useState("");

  useEffect(() => {
    UserService.getPublicContent().then(
      (response) => {
        setContent(response.data);
      },
      (error) => {
        const _content =
          (error.response && error.response.data) ||
          error.message ||
          error.toString();

        setContent(_content);
      }
    );
  }, []);

  return (
    <div className="container">
      <header className="jumbotron">
        <h3>{content}</h3>
      </header>
    </div>
  );
};

export default Home;

Role-based Pages

We’re gonna have 3 pages for accessing protected data:

  • BoardUser page calls UserService.getUserBoard()
  • BoardModerator page calls UserService.getModeratorBoard()
  • BoardAdmin page calls UserService.getAdminBoard()

I will show you User Page for example, other Pages are similar to this Page.

components/BoardUser.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react";

import UserService from "../services/user.service";

const BoardUser = () => {
  const [content, setContent] = useState("");

  useEffect(() => {
    UserService.getUserBoard().then(
      (response) => {
        setContent(response.data);
      },
      (error) => {
        const _content =
          (error.response &&
            error.response.data &&
            error.response.data.message) ||
          error.message ||
          error.toString();

        setContent(_content);
      }
    );
  }, []);

  return (
    <div className="container">
      <header className="jumbotron">
        <h3>{content}</h3>
      </header>
    </div>
  );
};

export default BoardUser;

Add Navbar and define Routes

Create React Router History

This is a custom history object used by the React Router.

helpers/history.js

import { createBrowserHistory } from "history";

export const history = createBrowserHistory();

Modify App Page

Now we add a navigation bar in App Page. This is the root container for our application.
The navbar dynamically changes by login status and current User’s roles.

  • Home: always
  • Login & Sign Up: if user hasn’t signed in yet
  • User: there is user value in the application state
  • Board Moderator: roles includes ROLE_MODERATOR
  • Board Admin: roles includes ROLE_ADMIN

src/App.js

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react";
import { useDispatch, useSelector } from "react-redux";
import { Router, Switch, Route, Link } from "react-router-dom";

import "bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css";
import "./App.css";

import Login from "./components/Login";
import Register from "./components/Register";
import Home from "./components/Home";
import Profile from "./components/Profile";
import BoardUser from "./components/BoardUser";
import BoardModerator from "./components/BoardModerator";
import BoardAdmin from "./components/BoardAdmin";

import { logout } from "./actions/auth";
import { clearMessage } from "./actions/message";

import { history } from "./helpers/history";

const App = () => {
  const [showModeratorBoard, setShowModeratorBoard] = useState(false);
  const [showAdminBoard, setShowAdminBoard] = useState(false);

  const { user: currentUser } = useSelector((state) => state.auth);
  const dispatch = useDispatch();

  useEffect(() => {
    history.listen((location) => {
      dispatch(clearMessage()); // clear message when changing location
    });
  }, [dispatch]);

  useEffect(() => {
    if (currentUser) {
      setShowModeratorBoard(currentUser.roles.includes("ROLE_MODERATOR"));
      setShowAdminBoard(currentUser.roles.includes("ROLE_ADMIN"));
    }
  }, [currentUser]);

  const logOut = () => {
    dispatch(logout());
  };

  return (
    <Router history={history}>
      <div>
        <nav className="navbar navbar-expand navbar-dark bg-dark">
          <Link to={"/"} className="navbar-brand">
            bezKoder
          </Link>
          <div className="navbar-nav mr-auto">
            <li className="nav-item">
              <Link to={"/home"} className="nav-link">
                Home
              </Link>
            </li>

            {showModeratorBoard && (
              <li className="nav-item">
                <Link to={"/mod"} className="nav-link">
                  Moderator Board
                </Link>
              </li>
            )}

            {showAdminBoard && (
              <li className="nav-item">
                <Link to={"/admin"} className="nav-link">
                  Admin Board
                </Link>
              </li>
            )}

            {currentUser && (
              <li className="nav-item">
                <Link to={"/user"} className="nav-link">
                  User
                </Link>
              </li>
            )}
          </div>

          {currentUser ? (
            <div className="navbar-nav ml-auto">
              <li className="nav-item">
                <Link to={"/profile"} className="nav-link">
                  {currentUser.username}
                </Link>
              </li>
              <li className="nav-item">
                <a href="/login" className="nav-link" onClick={logOut}>
                  LogOut
                </a>
              </li>
            </div>
          ) : (
            <div className="navbar-nav ml-auto">
              <li className="nav-item">
                <Link to={"/login"} className="nav-link">
                  Login
                </Link>
              </li>

              <li className="nav-item">
                <Link to={"/register"} className="nav-link">
                  Sign Up
                </Link>
              </li>
            </div>
          )}
        </nav>

        <div className="container mt-3">
          <Switch>
            <Route exact path={["/", "/home"]} component={Home} />
            <Route exact path="/login" component={Login} />
            <Route exact path="/register" component={Register} />
            <Route exact path="/profile" component={Profile} />
            <Route path="/user" component={BoardUser} />
            <Route path="/mod" component={BoardModerator} />
            <Route path="/admin" component={BoardAdmin} />
          </Switch>
        </div>
      </div>
    </Router>
  );
};

export default App;

Logout when Token is expired

There are two ways to handle JWT Token expiration.
For more details, please visit:
Handle JWT Token expiration in React with Hooks

Add CSS style for React Pages

Open src/App.css and write some CSS code as following:

label {
  display: block;
  margin-top: 10px;
}

.card-container.card {
  max-width: 350px !important;
  padding: 40px 40px;
}

.card {
  background-color: #f7f7f7;
  padding: 20px 25px 30px;
  margin: 0 auto 25px;
  margin-top: 50px;
  -moz-border-radius: 2px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
  border-radius: 2px;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  box-shadow: 0px 2px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
}

.profile-img-card {
  width: 96px;
  height: 96px;
  margin: 0 auto 10px;
  display: block;
  -moz-border-radius: 50%;
  -webkit-border-radius: 50%;
  border-radius: 50%;
}

Configure Port for React JWT Auth Client with Web API

Because most of HTTP Server use CORS configuration that accepts resource sharing retricted to some sites or ports, so we also need to configure port for our App.

In project folder, create .env file with following content:

PORT=8081

Now we’ve set our app running at port 8081. You will need to do this work if you use one of following Servers:

Conclusion

Congratulation!

Today we’ve done so many interesting things. I hope you understand the overall layers of our React Redux Registration & Login App using Hooks, LocalStorage, React Router, Thunk Middleware, Axios, Bootstrap. Now you can apply it in your project at ease.

Don’t forget to read this tutorial:
Handle JWT Token expiration in React with Hooks

If you don’t want to use React Redux for this example, you can find the implementation at:
React Hooks: JWT Authentication (without Redux) example
React Components: JWT Authentication (without Redux) example

If you need Form Validation with React Hook Form 7, please visit:
React Form Validation with Hooks example

Or use React Components:
React Redux: Token Authentication example with JWT & Axios

Or add refresh token:
React + Redux: Refresh Token with Axios and JWT example

Happy learning, see you again!

Further Reading

Fullstack CRUD:
React + Spring Boot + MySQL
React + Spring Boot + PostgreSQL
React + Spring Boot + MongoDB
React + Node.js Express + MySQL
React + Node.js Express + PostgreSQL
React + Node.js Express + MongoDB
React + Django

Serverless:
React Hooks + Firebase Realtime Database: CRUD App
React Hooks + Firestore example: CRUD app

Source Code

You can find the complete source code for this tutorial on Github.

34 thoughts to “React Redux Login, Logout, Registration example with Hooks”

  1. Great tutorial, thank you so much the time you put into this.
    Just one thing, you didn’t include the Provider wrapper for the redux store. I think it’s pretty clear where to put it when you already have done it once, but I might be confusing for beginners.
    Cheers

  2. Hi @bezkoder
    Great tutorial! I have a small problem though. I’ve noticed that you didn’t use store.js anywhere in the tutorial. I tried to pass it to the provider in the root index.js but I get an error telling me that I exported something wrong. Can you help me, how to use the store properly?

    1. import React from “react”;
      import ReactDOM from “react-dom”;
      import App from “./App”;
      import { Provider } from “react-redux”;
      import store from “./store”;

      ReactDOM.render(

      ,
      document.getElementById(“root”)
      );

    2. I noticed this same thing too. Hopefully you were able to figure it out already but, for anyone else who is wondering, here is what I added to `index.js` to connect the store. Hope it helps!

      `

      import { Provider } from ‘react-redux’;

      import store from ‘./store’;

      ReactDOM.render(

      ,
      document.getElementById(‘root’)
      );
      `

  3. This is an excellent resource. The pieces were well-connected and simplified.

    However, is it safe to use localstorage for authentication logic?

    1. Hi, this can be vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. You can use Cookies with the HttpOnly cookie flag which are not accessible through JavaScript, and are immune to XSS.

      1. Could you explain how to use it ?
        Would it change much of the code logic?

        Beginner here. Btw, thanks for the amazing tutorial!

  4. Error: could not find react-redux context value; please ensure the component is wrapped in a
    ▼ 29 stack frames were expanded.
    useReduxContext

    while running the above code finding this issue plz support me..

  5. Awesome! It really helped a lot. Could you please tell me how to write this tutorial using react-cookie?

    1. Hi, I will write the tutorial when having time 🙂 For using cookies, we need to modify place to store the JWT and attach it to HTTP requests.

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