When the silent refresh in Angular using the angular-oauth2-oidc library is not working after the id_token expiration, there are a few things you can check and adjust:

  1. Verify token expiration settings: Ensure that the expiration time of the id_token is correctly set on the server side. If the id_token is expiring too soon, the silent refresh may not be able to refresh the token before it expires.

  2. Configure silent refresh settings: Check the configuration of the angular-oauth2-oidc library in your Angular application. Make sure that the silentRefreshTimeout property is set appropriately to trigger the silent refresh before the token expires. This property defines the time (in milliseconds) before the token expiration when the silent refresh should be triggered.

    For example, in your auth.module.ts file:

    import { AuthConfig } from 'angular-oauth2-oidc'; export const authConfig: AuthConfig = { // Other configuration options silentRefreshTimeout: 10000, // Set to the appropriate value };

    Adjust the silentRefreshTimeout value according to your token expiration time to ensure the silent refresh occurs before the token expires.

  3. Enable silent refresh feature on the server: Verify that your OpenID Connect provider supports the silent refresh feature. Some providers require explicit configuration or settings to enable silent refresh. Check the documentation or contact your provider for specific instructions.

  4. Handle token expiration gracefully: If the silent refresh fails due to an expired id_token, you need to handle this gracefully in your Angular application. Catch the error and initiate the necessary actions, such as redirecting the user to the login page or prompting them to reauthenticate.

    You can listen for the silentRefreshError event from the OAuthService in your Angular component to detect silent refresh failures. Here's an example:

    import { Component } from '@angular/core'; import { OAuthService, OAuthErrorEvent } from 'angular-oauth2-oidc'; @Component({ // Component configuration }) export class YourComponent { constructor(private oauthService: OAuthService) { this.oauthService.events.subscribe((event) => { if (event instanceof OAuthErrorEvent && event.type === 'silent_refresh_error') { // Handle silent refresh error, such as redirecting to the login page } }); } }

By verifying and adjusting these settings, you should be able to ensure that the silent refresh works properly even after the id_token expiration in your Angular application using the angular-oauth2-oidc library.

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