I’ve still been doing a lot of fiddling with Express web framework for I recently ran into an issue with saving data to sessions because much of the documentation online is outdated and no longer functional.Now for the fun part: adding the session code to your app.
It’s not the default option in Express.js, but we like the security options, it’s easy to use, and the documentation is excellent.
Install client-sessions with For the cookie to be useful, it needs to store information about the user.
Because client-sessions does the heavy lifting, those values will also be encrypted.
You can take advantage of the newly personalized cookie to make your templates more customized.
Update 5/11/2016: Trying to decide where to store your JWTs? The samples use Express.js, but don’t worry if that’s not your cup of tea – the same principles hold true for most web frameworks.
Want to build a web app that wows and delights with secure, persistent login? In this post, you’ll learn what sessions are and how to implement them in your next web app, step-by-step.The browser then sends that info back on every request, allowing your application to identify the user and customize their experience.Which is objectively way better than asking for a username and password on every request. Let’s say a user has a cookie on their browser, and this is the HTTP request sent when they load a new page: The request is broken into two parts: Headers get our attention today because that’s where the cookies are.Tell the browser to store your cookie with the aptly named “Set-Cookie” header in your response.For instance, the “Set-Cookie” header might set the cookie value to a string like “session=”.For instance, if your app has a dashboard page like the sample, you could incorporate that in your view for a more customized look.