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web framework for I recently ran into an issue with saving data to sessions because much of the documentation online is outdated and no longer functional.Now for the fun part: adding the session code to your app.

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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.