The OpenID Connect Handbook

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Trying to follow the example code provided in the handbook, but encountering an error with the first example app already.

This code snippet:

const {OIDC_PROVIDER} = process.env;
const discEnd = ‘https://${OIDC_PROVIDER}/.well-known/openid-configuration’;
request(discEnd).then((res) => {
oidcProviderInfo = JSON.parse(res);
app.listen(3000, () => {
console.log(‘Server running on http://localhost:3000’);
}).catch((error) => {
console.error(‘Unable to get OIDC endpoints for ${OIDC_PROVIDER}’);

Throws an error that the OIDC_PROVIDER can’t be resolved"

Unable to get OIDC endpoints for ${OIDC_PROVIDER}

While the OIDC_PROVIDER is correctly read from the .env file, the value is not correctly propagated through the code, for example examining the discEnd constant yields this:


instead of “https://‘actual value of OIDC_PROVIDER’/.well-known/openid-configuration” …

Any ideas?

Can you try using back ticks? For example:

const discEnd = `https://${OIDC_PROVIDER}/.well-known/openid-configuration`;

Thanks, that did the trick …

There seem to be ‘issues’ when copying text fragments from the PDF version of the handbook into the editor I am using … ‘backticks’ are not carried across correctly … :slightly_frowning_face:

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Thanks for helping on this one @mraible !