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User authentication

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Feodor Fitsner

User authentication in Flet is here! ๐ŸŽ‰

Now you can implement user authentication ("Login with X" buttons) in your Flet app using 3rd-party identity providers such as GitHub, Google, Azure, Auth0, LinkedIn and others:

Traditionally, this release is not just about authentication, but it adds a ton of accompanying functionality and small improvements:


Flet authentication features:

  • Works with Flet desktop, web and mobile apps.
  • Using multiple authentication providers in one app.
  • Built-in OAuth providers with automatic user details fetching:
    • GitHub
    • Azure
    • Google
    • Auth0
  • Optional groups fetching.
  • Automatic token refresh.
  • Login with a saved token ("Remember me").
  • Custom OAuth providers.

A simple example on how to add "Login with GitHub" button to your Flet app:

import os

import flet as ft
from flet.auth.providers.github_oauth_provider import GitHubOAuthProvider

def main(page: ft.Page):

provider = GitHubOAuthProvider(

def login_click(e):

def on_login(e):
print("Access token:", page.auth.token.access_token)
print("User ID:",

page.on_login = on_login
page.add(ft.ElevatedButton("Login with GitHub", on_click=login_click)), port=8550, view=ft.WEB_BROWSER)

Before running the app set the secret environment variables in a command line:

$ export GITHUB_CLIENT_ID="<client_id>"
$ export GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET="<client_secret>"

Read Authentication guide for more information and examples.

Client storageโ€‹

Flet's client storage API that allows storing key-value data on a client side in a persistent storage. Flet implementation uses shared_preferences Flutter package.

Writing data to the storage:

page.client_storage.set("key", "value")

Reading data:

value = page.client_storage.get("key")

Read Client storage guide for more information and examples.

Session storageโ€‹

Flet introduces an API for storing key-value data in user's session on a server side.

Writing data to the session:

page.session.set("key", "value")

Reading data:

value = page.session.get("key")

Read Session storage guide for more information and examples

Encryption APIโ€‹

In this release Flet introduces utility methods to encrypt and decrypt sensitive text data using symmetric algorithm (where the same key is used for encryption and decryption). It uses Fernet implementation from cryptography package, which is AES 128 with some additional hardening, plus PBKDF2 to derive encryption key from a user passphrase.

Encrypting data:

from import encrypt, decrypt
secret_key = "S3CreT!"
plain_text = "This is a secret message!"
encrypted_data = encrypt(plain_text, secret_key)

Decrypting data:

from import encrypt, decrypt
secret_key = "S3CreT!"
plain_text = decrypt(encrypted_data, secret_key)

Continue reading for more information and examples.

Other improvementsโ€‹

import flet as ft
def main(page: ft.Page):
page.window_bgcolor = ft.colors.TRANSPARENT
page.window_title_bar_hidden = True
page.window_frameless = True
page.window_left = 400
page.window_top = 400
page.add(ft.ElevatedButton("I'm a floating button!"))

Upgrade Flet module to the latest version (pip install flet --upgrade), integrate auth in your app and let us know what you think!