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Installation and configuration of Passport - an authentication and session management module for NodeJS.

Installation and configuration of Passport - an authentication and session management module for NodeJS.

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  • 1. Session Management & Authentication with Node Kianosh Pourian twitter: @kianoshp blog: innovatorylife.comThursday, January 17, 13
  • 2. Purpose • To be able to authenticate users through: • login and password • third party validation • twitter • facebook • linkedin • github • Manage sessionsThursday, January 17, 13
  • 3. Options • EveryAuth • Passport • Custom made • connect-authThursday, January 17, 13
  • 4. Passport - installation & configuration • Modules needed • passport • passport-local • Configuration • Authenticate • SessionsThursday, January 17, 13
  • 5. Pitfalls • req.flash - https://github.com/visionmedia/express/ wiki/Migrating-from-2.x-to-3.x • connect-flash • DB for session management • Redis - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/ 12947965/nodejs-passport-js-redis-how-to- store-sessions-in-redis?lq=1 • MongoDBThursday, January 17, 13
  • 6. Pitfalls (continued) • Order of configuration • The order that you pass things to app.use determines the order in which each middleware is given the opportunity to process a request. • place app.use(...static) at the top in order to avoid parsing and authenticating them through passport.Thursday, January 17, 13