Node.js Web Apps With Express Setting cookies with cookie-parser


The following is an example for setting and reading cookies using the cookie-parser module:

var express = require('express');
var cookieParser = require('cookie-parser'); // module for parsing cookies
var app = express();

app.get('/setcookie', function(req, res){
    // setting cookies
    res.cookie('username', 'john doe', { maxAge: 900000, httpOnly: true });
    return res.send('Cookie has been set');

app.get('/getcookie', function(req, res) {
    var username = req.cookies['username'];
    if (username) {
        return res.send(username);        

    return res.send('No cookie found');