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Power Up Gatsby with Auth

signalnerve profile image Kristian Freeman ・2 min read

This video is a talk from Byteconf React 2020, a free, live-streamed React conference that aired on May 1st-2nd, 2020. Join our newsletter at the conference website to stay in the know about future conferences, videos, and more!

Gatsby rose to fame as a static site generator, but it’s also an amazing platform for building dynamic sites! Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could add a user profile with access to protected data in our Gatsby app? Like Mario’s fire flower or Link’s hook shot, adding auth will power up your dynamic Gatsby site. Just one question: is it any different than adding auth to a regular React app?

In this talk, you’ll learn about Gatsby’s build process and runtime and how they impact setting up auth. You’ll also learn how to use Hooks and Context to build your auth sidekick. Finally, you’ll learn some tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls with adding auth to Gatsby. By the end, you’ll be ready for the next level of your Gatsby quest!

Thanks to Sam Julien who presented this talk at Byteconf React 2020!

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