I am in the middle of building my very first Shopify App. During installation I used the Shopify CLI to get started quickly and easily. I am using React + NodeJS + Mongo.
Due to the fact that Safari is blocking all 3rd party cookies I am not able to get my app running on Safari.
My research revealed that devs are now "forced" to use session tokens to authenticate instead of cookies. Is that there any easier way?
If not: Although I've seen this tutorial I am kinda stuck of where to start since the guide doesn't provide clear coding details.
I'd highly appreciate any feedback.
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Let me say first off that I don't know what the Node app that the Shopify CLI creates is doing under the hood (so this may not be helpful), but in my case I'm just using standard JS on the front end and Node on the server side. I've been messing around with this in my dev environment and it was pretty straightforward to implement using the "Use session token helpers directly" section of the tutorial. You use App Bridge Utils to get the jwt, and then someone published an npm library to validate it on your server side: https://www.npmjs.com/package/shopify-jwt-auth-verify. But again, I'm not sure how easy it is to modify or substitute whatever the existing Shopify CLI Node app is doing.
This is an accepted solution.
For example: we're in the process of updating the starter embedded app you get from Shopify CLI to use the new session token authentication. Long story short, getting session tokens to work with server-side rendering is not trivial. In the meantime, check out this thread on the App Bridge issues board: https://github.com/Shopify/shopify-app-bridge/issues/13. There’s a working example there using Next.js that might help you out.
If you haven't already checked out the Shopify Partners Slack workspace, I'd encourage you to join there as well. You can find the link in the Support section in Shopify Partners. Shopify staff are active there as well, and it can be quicker to work through issues there.
Hope this helps!