• complicated and takes a lot of code
    • can use tools to help make it faster, simpler, and with less code

Tools used in The Web Development Bootcamp

  • Passport
    • authentication middleware for Node.js
    • can be used in any Express-based web app
  • Passport Local
    • for logging in with a username and password (vs logging in with Facebook or Google)
  • Passport Local Mongoose
    • don't have to use, but makes it even easier to use with Mongoose
  • Express-Session


  • a little info is sent with every request and saved so http knows when you are logged in (because http is stateless)

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