Implementing BasicAuth Middleware With Go Echo Framework

Implementing BasicAuth Middleware With Go Echo Framework

Welcome to another Golang tutorial focusing on the Echo web framework. In this guide, we’ll explore the seamless integration of BasicAuth middleware functionality into your Echo Golang projects. The Echo Framework offers a variety of middleware options, including logger, recover, JWT, and BasicAuth, enabling you to enhance the security of your applications effortlessly.


This tutorial specifically demonstrates the step-by-step process of incorporating BasicAuth middleware into REST APIs or a group of REST APIs within your Echo Golang project.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Echo Golang Application

Assuming you’ve already set up a Golang application using Echo, start by creating an instance of the Echo Golang framework:

e := echo.New()

The Logger() middleware is included here for logging messages. Feel free to remove this line if logging is not required for your project.

Next, introduce versioning to your API using groups:

// Define API version
v1 := e.Group("/api/v1")

Here, ‘e’ represents the Echo instance variable.

Step 2: Implementing BasicAuth Middleware

Now, let’s apply the BasicAuth middleware to the Echo instance and pass the ValidateUser method for validating user credentials:

// Add BasicAuth middleware

To facilitate this, create an auth.go file within the ‘helper’ package and define the ValidateUser method.

package helper

import (

func ValidateUser(username, password string, c echo.Context) (bool, error) {
   if username == "joe" && password == "secret" {
      return true, nil
   return false, nil

Step 3: Testing Your BasicAuth Middleware

Finally, let’s create a REST endpoint to verify whether the middleware is functioning correctly. The ValidateUser method will be called on each request to the ‘v1’ group.

This completes the implementation of BasicAuth middleware using the Echo web framework in your Golang application. Feel free to explore and expand upon this foundation to enhance the security of your RESTful APIs.

Happy coding! If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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