The Auth module helps setup your app for login / logout. It includes the following state by default:

  accessToken: undefined, // The JWT
  payload: undefined, // The JWT payload

  // entityIdField is only in v1.7.0-pre.41 or later
  entityIdField: 'userId', // The property in the payload storing the user id

  isAuthenticatePending: false,
  isLogoutPending: false,

  errorOnAuthenticate: undefined,
  errorOnLogout: undefined


The following actions are included in the auth module:

  • authenticate: use instead of feathersClient.authenticate()
  • logout: use instead of feathersClient.logout() The Vuex auth store may not update if you use the feathers client version.


You can provide a userService in the auth plugin's options to automatically populate the user upon successful login.

import Vuex from 'vuex'
import feathersClient from './feathers-client'
import feathersVuex from 'feathers-vuex'

const { auth } = feathersVuex(feathersClient, { idField: '_id' })

const store = new Vuex.Store({
  plugins: [
    auth({ userService: 'users' }) // if your user service endpoint is named 'users'