Vue sign in guard

I'm creating a freemium web app. I have certain actions that require the user to log in. I would like to show a login modal if they click a button for one of these feature

I'm trying to think of the best way to go about it.


I could use a custom directive v-requires-sign-in that I could put on any element and if the user clicks it'll check if the user is logged in and if not show the login modal.

<button v-requires-sign-in @click="premiumFeatureClickHandler">Premium Feature</button>

Advantages : Clean templates

Disadvantages : The only way I can think to implement this is to manipulate the dom manually and insert a parent element that handles showing the login modal in the directive hooks and use capture mode on the event handler on the child element


I could create a component RequiresSignIn that just wraps the element and uses a slot

    <button @click="premiumFeatureClickHandler"></button>

Advantages: No manual dom manipulation


Plugin or Mixin

Or I could use a plugin or a mixing that exposes a higher-order function that wraps the click handler of the element.

<button v-requires-sign-in @click="requiresSignIn(premiumFeatureClickHandler)">Premium Feature</button>

Advantages: Quite clean from template vue

Disadvantages: Did a quick test with a plugin and returning the function didn't seem to work and I'd imagine this would be called on create and not every time the click handler is called.

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