freeCodeCamp Challenge Guide: Create New Middleware

Create New Middleware

Problem Explanation

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Hint 1

The tests look for the string “Home Page” on the / route, and the string “Profile” on the /profile route.


Solution 1 (Click to Show/Hide)
function ensureAuthenticated(req, res, next) {
  if (req.isAuthenticated()) {
    return next();
app.route("/").get((req, res) => {
  //Change the response to render the Pug template
  res.render(process.cwd() + '/views/pug/index', {title: 'Home page', message: 'Please login', showLogin: true});

app.route("/login").post(passport.authenticate('local', { failureRedirect: '/' }), (req, res) => {

app.route('/profile').get(ensureAuthenticated, (req,res) => {
    res.render(process.cwd() + '/views/pug/profile');

Code Explanation

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