401 Unauthorized

  • Check the logs written by the hub on stderr, they contain the exact reason why the token has been rejected
  • Be sure to set a secret key (and not a JWT) in JWT_KEY (or in SUBSCRIBER_JWT_KEY and PUBLISHER_JWT_KEY)
  • If the secret key contains special characters, be sure to escape them properly, especially if you set the environment variable in a shell, or in a YAML file (Kubernetes...)
  • The publisher always needs a valid JWT, even if ALLOW_ANONYMOUS is set to 1, this JWT must have a property named publish and containing an array of targets (example)
  • The subscriber needs a valid JWT only if ALLOW_ANONYMOUS is set to 0 (default), or to subscribe to private updates, in this case the JWT must have a property named subscribe and containing an array of targets (example)

For both the publish and subscribe properties, the array can be empty to publish only public updates, or set it to ["*"] to allow accessing to all targets.

Browser Issues

If subscribing to the EventSource in the browser doesn't work (the browser instantly disconnects from the stream or complains about CORS policy on receiving an event), check that you've set a proper value for CORS_ALLOWED_ORIGINS on running Mercure. It's fine to use CORS_ALLOWED_ORIGINS=* for your local development.

URI Template and Topics

Try our URI template tester to ensure that the template matches the topic.

Mac OS Catalina Localhost Installation Error

How to process for Mercure to work in Mac OS Catalina:

  • In the Finder on your Mac, locate the app that you want to open.
  • Control-click on the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu.
  • Click Open.

Then you will have a warning, ignore it and close the Terminal.

Open a new Terminal in the Mercure folder.

Then just run the command line

JWT_KEY='!ChangeMe!' ADDR=':3000' DEMO=1 ALLOW_ANONYMOUS=1 CORS_ALLOWED_ORIGINS=* PUBLISH_ALLOWED_ORIGINS='http://localhost:3000' ./mercure

It will work.🎊