Latest 0.1.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 9.0
Dependencies Superb
Authors ,

GitHub authentication providers for Superb.


SuperbGitHub implements two different authentication flows.
Choose the flow that best suits your application’s needs.

Web Application Flow using Safari View Controller

GitHubOAuthProvider implements the GitHub OAuth
web application flow using Safari View Controller.

  1. Register your provider:

    // GitHub+Providers.swift
    import Superb
    import SuperbGitHub
    extension GitHubOAuthProvider {
      static var shared: GitHubOAuthProvider {
        return Superb.register(
            clientId: "<your client id>",
            clientSecret: "<your client secret>",
            redirectURI: URL(string: "<your chosen redirect URI>")!

    Don’t forget to add your app’s URL scheme to your Info.plist.

  2. Handle redirects:

    // AppDelegate.swift
    final class AppDelegate: UIResponder, UIApplicationDelegate {
      // ...
      func application(_ app: UIApplication, open url: URL, options: [UIApplicationOpenURLOptionsKey: Any]) -> Bool {
        return Superb.handleAuthenticationRedirect(url, options: options)
  3. Use RequestAuthorizer to perform authorized API requests:

    // GitHubAPIClient.swift
    struct GitHubAPIClient {
      static let oauthClient = GitHubAPIClient(
        requestAuthorizer: RequestAuthorizer(
          authorizationProvider: GitHubOAuthProvider.shared
      // ...
      func getProfile(completionHandler: @escaping (Result<Profile, SuperbError>) -> Void) {
        let request = URLRequest(url: URL(string: "")!)
        authorizer.performAuthorized(request) { result in
          switch result {
          case let .success(data, _):
            let profile = parseProfile(from: data)
          case let .failure(error):
    // later
    let api = GitHubAPIClient.oauthClient
    api.getProfile { result in
      // ...

Non-Web Application Flow using Basic Auth

GitHubBasicAuthProvider implements the GitHub OAuth non-web application flow
using a simple UIAlertController to prompt the user for their credentials.
The credentials are then used to create a personal access token,
and the user’s credentials are discarded.

  1. Register your provider:

    // GitHub+Providers.swift
    import Superb
    import SuperbGitHub
    extension GitHubBasicAuthProvider {
      static var shared: GitHubBasicAuthProvider {
        return Superb.register(
  2. Use RequestAuthorizer to perform authorized API requests:

    // GitHubAPIClient.swift
    extension GitHubAPIClient {
      static let basicAuthClient = GitHubAPIClient(
        requestAuthorizer: RequestAuthorizer(
          authorizationProvider: GitHubBasicAuthProvider.shared
    // later
    let api = GitHubAPIClient.basicAuthClient
    api.getProfile { result in
      // ...



Add the following to your Cartfile:

github "thoughtbot/Superb"
github "thoughtbot/SuperbGitHub" ~> 0.1

Then run carthage update SuperbGitHub.

Follow the current instructions in Carthage’s README
for up to date installation instructions.

In addition to SuperbGitHub.framework, you will need to embed both
Superb.framework and Result.framework in your application.


Add the following to your Podfile:

pod "Superb"
pod "SuperbGitHub", "~> 0.1.0"

You will also need to make sure you’re opting into using frameworks:


Then run pod install.


See the CONTRIBUTING document.
Thank you, contributors!


SuperbGitHub is Copyright (c) 2017 thoughtbot, inc.
It is free software, and may be redistributed
under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.



SuperbGitHub is maintained and funded by thoughtbot, inc.
The names and logos for thoughtbot are trademarks of thoughtbot, inc.

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Latest podspec

    "name": "SuperbGitHub",
    "version": "0.1.0",
    "summary": "GitHub authentication provider for Superb.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": {
        "Adam Sharp": "[email protected]",
        "thoughtbot": null
    "social_media_url": "",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "9.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.1.0"
    "source_files": "Sources/SuperbGitHub/**/*.{swift,h}",
    "module_map": "Sources/SuperbGitHub/module.modulemap",
    "public_header_files": "Sources/SuperbGitHub/SuperbGitHub.h",
    "dependencies": {
        "Superb": [
            "~> 0.1.0"
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "3.0"

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