user3461101 user3461101 - 1 year ago 104
Node.js Question

PassportJS adding another property to req.user

How would I add a variable to the request.user property?

Most of my routes involve checking for the authenticated user via "req.userusername".

How could I add another field for location. I ask this because I want to add a location field. to the req.user object.

Answer Source

Either in the deserialization function, before returning the user

passport.deserializeUser(function(id, done) {
    getUser(id).then(function(user) {
        user.whatever = 'you like';
        return done(null, user);

or in an express middleware (before the router).

app.use(function(req, res, next) {
    if(req.user) req.user.whatever = 'you like';
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