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connect-mongodb-session
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connect-mongodb-session

MongoDB-backed session storage for connect and Express. Meant to be a well-maintained and fully-featured replacement for modules like connect-mongo

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MongoDBStore

This module exports a single function which takes an instance of connect (or Express) and returns a MongoDBStore class that can be used to store sessions in MongoDB.

It can store sessions for Express 4

If you pass in an instance of the express-session module the MongoDBStore class will enable you to store your Express sessions in MongoDB.

The MongoDBStore class has 3 required options:

  1. uri: a MongoDB connection string
  2. databaseName: the MongoDB database to store sessions in
  3. collection: the MongoDB collection to store sessions in

Note: You can pass a callback to the MongoDBStore constructor, but this is entirely optional. The Express 3.x example demonstrates that you can use the MongoDBStore class in a synchronous-like style: the module will manage the internal connection state for you.

var express = require('express');
var session = require('express-session');
var MongoDBStore = require('connect-mongodb-session')(session);
 
var app = express();
var store = new MongoDBStore({
  uri: 'mongodb://localhost:27017/connect_mongodb_session_test',
  collection: 'mySessions'
});
 
// Catch errors
store.on('error', function(error) {
  console.log(error);
});
 
app.use(require('express-session')({
  secret: 'This is a secret',
  cookie: {
    maxAge: 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 7 // 1 week
  },
  store: store,
  // Boilerplate options, see:
  // * https://www.npmjs.com/package/express-session#resave
  // * https://www.npmjs.com/package/express-session#saveuninitialized
  resave: true,
  saveUninitialized: true
}));
 
app.get('/', function(req, res) {
  res.send('Hello ' + JSON.stringify(req.session));
});
 
server = app.listen(3000);

It throws an error when it can't connect to MongoDB

You should pass a callback to the MongoDBStore constructor to catch errors. If you don't pass a callback to the MongoDBStore constructor, MongoDBStore will throw if it can't connect.

var express = require('express');
var session = require('express-session');
var MongoDBStore = require('connect-mongodb-session')(session);
 
var app = express();
var numExpectedSources = 2;
var store = new MongoDBStore(
  {
    uri: 'mongodb://bad.host:27000/connect_mongodb_session_test?connectTimeoutMS=10',
    databaseName: 'connect_mongodb_session_test',
    collection: 'mySessions'
  },
  function(error) {
    // Should have gotten an error
  });
 
store.on('error', function(error) {
  // Also get an error here
});
 
app.use(session({
  secret: 'This is a secret',
  cookie: {
    maxAge: 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 7 // 1 week
  },
  store: store,
  // Boilerplate options, see:
  // * https://www.npmjs.com/package/express-session#resave
  // * https://www.npmjs.com/package/express-session#saveuninitialized
  resave: true,
  saveUninitialized: true
}));
 
app.get('/', function(req, res) {
  res.send('Hello ' + JSON.stringify(req.session));
});
 
server = app.listen(3000);

It supports several other options

There are several other options you can pass to new MongoDBStore():

var express = require('express');
var session = require('express-session');
var MongoDBStore = require('connect-mongodb-session')(session);
 
var store = new MongoDBStore({
  uri: 'mongodb://localhost:27017/connect_mongodb_session_test',
  collection: 'mySessions',
 
  // By default, sessions expire after 2 weeks. The `expires` option lets
  // you overwrite that by setting the expiration in milliseconds
  expires: 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 30, // 30 days in milliseconds
 
  // Lets you set options passed to `MongoClient.connect()`. Useful for
  // configuring connectivity or working around deprecation warnings.
  connectionOptions: {
    useNewUrlParser: true,
    useUnifiedTopology: true,
    serverSelectionTimeoutMS: 10000
  }
});

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npm i connect-mongodb-session

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