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Security Rules

This is a drop-in example of Firebase Security Rules designed for a typical chat application. You can copy and paste it in your project's Firebase console, Firestore service, Rules tab.

rules_version = '2';
service cloud.firestore {
match /databases/{database}/documents {
// Function available for all collections
// Checks that request is coming from an authenticated user
function isSignedIn() {
return request.auth != null;
// Rules for the users collection
match /users/{userId} {
// Validates user's object format
// Remove this if you don't plan to provide first or last names
function isUserCorrect() {
return isSignedIn() && is string && is string;
// Checks that the document was created by currently logged in user
function isSelf() {
return request.auth.uid == userId;
// Rules set for the users collection
allow create: if isUserCorrect();
allow delete: if isSelf();
allow read: if isSignedIn();
allow update: if isUserCorrect() && isSelf();
// Rules for the rooms collection
match /rooms/{roomId} {
// Checks that currently logged in user exists in users collection
function userExists() {
return isSignedIn() && exists(/databases/$(database)/documents/users/$(request.auth.uid));
// Checks that currently logged in user is in the room
function isUserInRoom() {
return isSignedIn() && request.auth.uid in;
// Validates room's object format
function isRoomCorrect() {
return is string && is list;
// Rules set for the rooms collection
allow create: if userExists() && isRoomCorrect();
allow delete, read, update: if isUserInRoom();
// Rules for the messages collection
match /messages/{messageId} {
// Checks that currently logged in user is in the room
function isUserInRoomUsingGet() {
return isSignedIn() && request.auth.uid in get(/databases/$(database)/documents/rooms/$(roomId)).data.userIds;
// Validates message's object format
function isMessageCorrect() {
return is string && is timestamp;
// Checks that message's author is currently logged in user
function isMyMessage() {
return request.auth.uid ==;
// Rules set for the messages collection
allow create: if isSignedIn() && isMessageCorrect();
allow delete, read: if isUserInRoomUsingGet();
allow update: if isUserInRoomUsingGet() && isMyMessage();

To learn more head over to the Firebase Security Rules website.