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This is the official Ruby client for the PassaporteWeb 2 API.

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PassaporteWeb API docs:

passaporteweb-client-ruby RDoc documentation:

The RDoc[] is the best place to learn how to use this client. A few example uses are listed below. See the mapping of API endpoints to this client code below as well to find what you need.

This client only uses the API of PassaporteWeb. To authenticate users via OAuth2 in Ruby, see the gem


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'passaporteweb-client', require: 'passaporte_web'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install passaporteweb-client


This gem supports Ruby 2.1 or superior.


Create a new application

Go to and create a new application in your PassaporteWeb account.

Use PassaporteWeb.configure to setup your environment

require 'passaporte_web'

PassaporteWeb.configure do |c|
  c.url = '' # defaults to '' if omitted
  c.user_agent = 'My App v1.0' # optional, but you should pass a custom user-agent identifying your app
  c.application_token = 'your-application-token'
  c.application_secret = 'your-application-secret'


The API can be used to access resources owned by an Identity, which requires previous authorization from the corresponding user (see the gem[]), or resources owned by an Application, which only requires the application's credentials.

Resources owned by an Identity

Create an instance of PassaporteWeb::Client::Identity, as below:

client =

Here, user_crendentials is an object that must have the following attributes available for reading/writing:

  • access_token
  • refresh_token
  • expires_in
  • expires_at

As long as these attributes are available, your object can be of any class (an Active Record object or a simple OpenStruct, for instance); the client won't make any assumptions about its nature. Your application is responsible for obtaining the initial values for these attributes (through the OAuth2 Authorization Flow, using the gem[]) and storing them as appropriate (you might store them using a Users table for instance, or even in your user's session). The client WILL updated these attributes if the token has to be refreshed (PassaporteWeb uses a TTL of 2 hours for access tokens) and your application needs to update its storage when that happens.

Now you have access to the following endpoints:


client =

profile_resource = client.profile

profile = profile_resource.get # Obtains user's profile      # '57bb5938-d0c5-439a-9986-e5c565124beb'   # '[email protected]'    # 'John Doe'

contacts = profile_resource.professional_info # Obtains user's professional information             # '57bb5938-d0c5-439a-9986-e5c565124beb'
contacts.phone_numbers  # ['+55 21 12345678']

 = client.

# Invites another user to PassaporteWeb on behalf of the current user
 = .create('[email protected]')
.id        # '1061a775-b86c-4082-b801-767f651fa4c7'
.email     # '[email protected]'
.requester # '57bb5938-d0c5-439a-9986-e5c565124beb'

widget_resource = client.widget

# Obtains navigation bar URL with current user information and logout button
navbar_url = widget_resource.navbar_url

Resources not owned by an Identity

Create an instance of PassaporteWeb::Client::Application, as below:

client =

Now you have access to the following endpoints:


client =

 = client.

# Invites another user to PassaporteWeb on behalf of the application
 = .create('[email protected]')
.id        # '1061a775-b86c-4082-b801-767f651fa4c7'
.email     # '[email protected]'
.requester # nil

Error handling

In case of a transport or OAuth error, an instance of PassaporteWeb::Client::Exception will be raised by the client. This exception can be inspected using the methods status, headers and body.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request