A tiny mongoose based authentication middleware for Express


Lox is a tiny mongoose based authentication middleware for Express.

Lox is written in coffeescript

npm install lox

# Start by adding as Express middleware
mongoDb = 'mongodb://user:password@staff.mongohq.com:1234/whatever'
app = express.createServer()
# Make sure to add it after session middleware
app.use express.session(secret: "234asldkn2naodufnu4n")
app.use lox.middleware(mongoDb)
# Create a user
lox.create email, password, (err) ->
  # err != undefined if user could not be created
# Delete a user
lox.destroy email, (err, user) ->
  # user.lastWords()
# Get list of all users
lox.find (err, users) ->
  # do something with users array
# Get access to logged in user
app.get '/who', (req, res) ->
  res.send req.user or "No user logged in"
# Create session (login)
app.get '/login', (req, res, next) ->
  email = req.params.email
  password = req.params.password
  req.login email, password, (err, user) ->
    if user then res.send "logged in as #{user.email}"
    else res.send  "not logged in"
# Destroy session (logout)
app.get '/logout', (req, res, next) ->
  req.logout -> res.redirect '/'
  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn’t been implemented or the bug hasn’t been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn’t requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don’t break it in a future version unintentionally.

Copyright © 2012 Marcel Miranda. See LICENSE for further details.