# Bastion

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## Installation

Bastion can be installed by adding `bastion` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`:

def deps do
    {:bastion, "~> 0.1.0"},

## Overview ([from Bastion main @moduledoc](

Bastion allows you to specify scopes in your Absinthe GraphQL Schemas,
and then authorize requests only on requested fields.

To use Bastion, you need to:

1. Set scopes on your GraphQL fields via Bastion's `scopes` macro
2. Set the authorized scopes on each Plug.Conn.t, via `Bastion.Plug.set_authorized_scopes/2`
3. Call `plug Bastion.Plug` ahead of `plug Absinthe.Plug` in your router

Bastion will reject requests to scoped fields that the user does not have an authorized scope for.

Notably, the request is rejected only if a scoped field is included - requests for non protected fields will pass through.

## Example Usage

In your Absinthe.Schema:

    defmodule MyAbsintheSchema do
      use Absinthe.Schema
      use Bastion

      query do
        field :users, list_of(:user) do
          scopes [:admin]

      object :user do
        field :name, :string

In your router:

    defmodule MyRouter do
      use Plug

      plug :set_scopes

      defp set_scopes(conn, _opts) do
        # get authorized scopes from your own user or domain logic
        Bastion.Plug.set_authorized_scopes(conn, [:admin])

      plug Bastion.Plug, schema: MyAbsintheSchema
      plug Absinthe.Plug, schema: MyAbsintheSchema

## Rejecting all requests

This is effectively an authorization middleware,
and so its opinion leans toward rejecting requests more quickly than not.

If you do not set the authorized scopes on the connection with a call to `Bastion.Plug.set_authorized_scopes/2`
BEFORE calling `plug Bastion.Plug` in your router,
ALL of the requests will be rejected.

If you're getting started with Bastion,
you can write a simple plug function to set the authorized scopes to an empty list,
as exemplified in the readme.