Taylor Austin Taylor Austin - 2 years ago 142
Node.js Question

How to get the value from a promise based passport-local strategy?

I am using passport-local for my strategy and also using bluebird in order to make this a promise. I am not sure if this is a bad thing to do, but it is what I would like to do. My current problem is I do not know how to get the

and or
values from my route.

I will post the local-strategy. Everything works and I am getting the correct information. I just need to get this information to the route and be able to use

I am getting the
and also getting any
such as a custom wrong password error. But if seeing the other code helps then let me know.

new LocalStrat((username, password) => {
return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
.then(user => {
user = user;
return controllers.user.comparePassword(password, user);
.then(authUser => {
.catch(err => {

/* User Login */
router.post('/login', passport.authenticate('local'), (req, res) => {
// Need to access promise values here

Answer Source

The main thing you need to note is that Strategy's API doesn't deal in Promises. You'll have to deal with the callback argument that it wants. You can see the function signature here: Configure Strategy. In my implementation, my User deals with Promises and just calls the callback from within the then() of the Promise.

Since you have to hand the Strategy that you want to use to passport, and passport expects something with the callback convention, you'll have to follow its API. As of right now, passport does not really support Promises within its API. I'd say take a look at the passport issue Add support promises flow and add support for integrating with promises. I don't think it'll happen until express migrates as well though.

This is the way that I use Strategys to deal with async login:

const express = require("express"),
    passport = require("passport"),
    Strategy = require("passport-local").Strategy,
    User = require("../models/user"),
    router = express.Router();

// Strategy to authenticate a user
const localStrategy = new Strategy((username, password, cb) => {
    User.authenticate(username, password).then((result) => {
        if (result.success) {
            cb(null, result.user);
        } else {
            cb(null, false);
    }, cb);

function ensureLoggedIn(req, res, next) {
    if (req.isAuthenticated()) {
        return next();

// Utilize the strategy

router.use("/profile", ensureLoggedIn, require("./profile"));
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