Vartan Arabyan Vartan Arabyan - 4 months ago 12
Node.js Question

Creating a expressjs middleware that accepts parameters

I am trying to create a middleware that can accept parameters. How can this be done?

example

app.get('/hasToBeAdmin', HasRole('Admin'), function(req,res){

})

HasRole = function(role, req, res, next){
if(role != user.role){
res.redirect('/NotInRole);
}

next();
}

Answer
function HasRole(role) {
  return function(req, res, next) {
    if (role !== req.user.role) res.redirect(...);
    else next();
  }
}

I also want to make sure that I don't make multiple copies of the same function:

function HasRole(role) {
  return HasRole[role] || (HasRole[role] = function(req, res, next) {
    if (role !== req.user.role) res.redirect(...);
    else next();
  })
}