Nodejs Passport display username


Question

In nodeJS I am using the passport module for authentication. I would like to show the username of the currently logged in user.

I tried the following code:

passport.displayName

and

Localstrategy.username

And for more info please also see: http://passportjs.org/docs/profile

But that is not working. Any suggestions?

Thanks

1
25
6/24/2015 2:16:57 PM

Accepted Answer

The user (as supplied by the verify callback), is set as a property on the request at req.user.

Any properties of the user can be accessed through that object, in your case req.user.username and req.user.displayName.

If you're using Express, and want to expose the username as a variable within a template, that can be done when rendering:

app.get('/hello', function(req, res) {
    res.render('index.jade', { username: req.user.username });
});
51
2/9/2012 9:12:53 PM

I've created a simple view helper to have access to authentication status and user information

var helpers = {};

helpers.auth = function(req, res) {
    var map = {};
    map.isAuthenticated = req.isAuthenticated();
    map.user = req.user;
    return map;
}

app.dynamicHelpers(helpers);

After doing that you will be able to acess the object auth on your views, for example auth.user.xxxx.


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