Node.js Local authentication


The passport-local module is used to implement a local authentication.

This module lets you authenticate using a username and password in your Node.js applications.

Registering the user :

const passport = require('passport');
const LocalStrategy = require('passport-local').Strategy;

// A named strategy is used since two local strategy are used :
// one for the registration and the other to sign-in
passport.use('localSignup', new LocalStrategy({
    // Overriding defaults expected parameters,
    // which are 'username' and 'password'
    usernameField: 'email',
    passwordField: 'password',
    passReqToCallback: true // allows us to pass back the entire request to the callback    .
function(req, email, password, next) {
    // Check in database if user is already registered
    findUserByEmail(email, function(user) {
        // If email already exists, abort registration process and
        // pass 'false' to the callback
        if (user) return next(null, false);
        // Else, we create the user
        else {
            // Password must be hashed !
            let newUser = createUser(email, password);

                // Pass the user to the callback
                return next(null, newUser);

Logging in the user :

const passport = require('passport');
const LocalStrategy = require('passport-local').Strategy;

passport.use('localSignin', new LocalStrategy({
    usernameField : 'email',
    passwordField : 'password',
function(email, password, next) {
    // Find the user
    findUserByEmail(email, function(user) {
        // If user is not found, abort signing in process
        // Custom messages can be provided in the verify callback
        // to give the user more details concerning the failed authentication
        if (!user) 
            return next(null, false, {message: 'This e-mail address is not associated with any account.'});
        // Else, we check if password is valid
        else {
            // If password is not correct, abort signing in process
            if (!isPasswordValid(password)) return next(null, false);
            // Else, pass the user to callback
            else return next(null, user);

Creating routes :

// ...

// Sign-in route
// Passport strategies are middlewares'/login', passport.authenticate('localSignin', {
    successRedirect: '/me',
    failureRedirect: '/login'

// Sign-up route'/register', passport.authenticate('localSignup', {
    successRedirect: '/',
    failureRedirect: '/signup'

// Call req.logout() to log out
app.get('/logout', function(req, res) {