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Version: 1.1.1


To properly configure Sign in with Email, you must connect your Serverpod to an external service that can send the emails. One convenient option is the mailer package, which can send emails through any SMTP service. Most email providers, such as Sendgrid or Mandrill, support SMTP.

A comprehensive tutorial covering email/password sign-in complete with sending the validation code via email is available here.


You need to install the auth module before you continue, see Setup.

Server-side Configuration

In your main server.dart file, import the serverpod_auth_server module, and set up the authentication configuration:

import 'package:serverpod_auth_server/module.dart' as auth;

sendValidationEmail: (session, email, validationCode) async {
// Send the validation email to the user.
// Return `true` if the email was successfully sent, otherwise `false`.
return true;
sendPasswordResetEmail: (session, userInfo, validationCode) async {
// Send the password reset email to the user.
// Return `true` if the email was successfully sent, otherwise `false`.
return true;

// Start the Serverpod server.
await pod.start();

For debugging purposes, you can print the validation code to the console. The chat module example does just this. You can view that code here.

Client-side Configuration

Add the dependencies to your pubspec.yaml in your client project.

serverpod_auth_client: ^1.x.x

Add the dependencies to your pubspec.yaml in your Flutter project.

serverpod_auth_email_flutter: ^1.x.x
serverpod_auth_shared_flutter: ^1.x.x

Prebuilt SignIn Button

The package includes both methods for creating a custom email sign-in form and a pre-made SignInWithEmailButton widget. The widget is easy to use, all you have to do is supply the auth client. It handles everything from user signups, login, and password resets for you.

caller: client.modules.auth,
onSignedIn: () {
// Optional callback when user successfully signs in


The triggered modal will look like this:


Custom UI with EmailAuthController

The serverpod_auth_email_flutter module provides the EmailAuthController class, which encapsulates the functionality for email/password authentication. You can use this class and create a custom UI for user registration, login, and password management.

import 'package:serverpod_auth_email_flutter/serverpod_auth_email_flutter.dart';

final authController = EmailAuthController(client.modules.auth);

To let a user signup first call the createAccountRequest method which will trigger the backend to send an email to the user with the validation code.

await authController.createAccountRequest(userName, email, password);

Then let the user type in the code and send it to the backend with the validateAccount method. This method will create the user and sign them in if the code is valid.

await authController.validateAccount(email, verificationCode);

To let users log in if they already have an account you can use the signIn method.

await authController.signIn(email, password);

Finally to let a user reset their password you first initiate a password reset with the initiatePasswordReset this will trigger the backend to send a verification email to the user.

await authController.initiatePasswordReset(email);

Let the user type in the verification code along with the new password and send it to the backend with the resetPassword method.

await authController.resetPassword(email, verificationCode, password);

After the password has been reset you have to call the signIn method to log in. This can be achieved by either letting the user type in the details again or simply chaining the resetPassword method and the singIn method for a seamless UX.