Build a logout button with Vue

#Before you begin

  • Sign up for a Userfront account
  • In your Userfront Dashboard, note your workspace ID: this appears under the workspace name on your Overview page, and looks something like 123abc4d

In this section, we create a custom logout button that will:

#Example: custom logout button with Vue.js

You can clone the example logout button on CodePen and make edits, or follow along below.

The example form has the Userfront Core JS library added to the document, as described in the next section.

#Add the Userfront Core JS library

You can add the Userfront Core JS library by CDN or using npm.

You only need to do one of these.



Then import the library into your file(s)

#Set up the button

Create your logout button with the elements you want to use.

In this case, we're using a custom-styled <button> element that is red when active and gray if the user is not logged in.

#Logout button Vue code

#Logout <button> element

We set the logout <button> element to call handleLogout() when it is clicked.

Additionally, we set the disabled property for the button based on the isLoggedOut variable so that the button will be gray if the user is not logged in.


When the logout button is clicked, this function calls Userfront.logout().


This computed property checks Userfront.tokens.accessToken, which is only present when the user is logged in. Thus if it is absent, the user is logged out.


The logout() method allows you to log out a user.

Userfront then does the following:

  1. Invalidates the user's current session
  2. Clears any Userfront-issued tokens from the browser
  3. Redirects the page to the After-logout path

Userfront.logout() will do nothing if the user is not logged in.

#Disabled state

We can show a disabled state by adding the disabled property to the button.

If the user is logged out, Userfront.tokens.accessToken will not return a value, so we can use this to set the isLoggedOut property.

Note that you are not required to show the button when the user is not logged in; usually the logout button is only shown on pages where the user must be logged in.

#Clearing tokens

Whenever Userfront.logout() is called, the method makes an API call to Userfront to invalidate the user's current session and clear any refresh tokens.

The method then removes the access token and ID token cookies from the browser.

#Redirect after logout

Once the user's session has been invalidated and their tokens have been cleared from the browser, the browser is redirected to your workspace's After-logout path.

If the user is not logged in and Userfront.logout() is called, the browser will not be redirected.