How to Use Passport Strategies - Test 1 does not pass

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I can’t pass Failed: All steps should be correctly implemented in server.js.
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I’m not using replit, but i’ll share my code.

'use strict';
const express = require('express');
const myDB = require('./connection');
const session = require('express-session');
const passport = require('passport');
const { ObjectID } = require('mongodb');
const LocalStrategy = require('passport-local');
const fccTesting = require('./freeCodeCamp/fcctesting.js');

const app = express();

fccTesting(app); //For FCC testing purposes
app.set('view engine', 'pug');
app.set('views', './views/pug');
    secret: process.env.SESSION_SECRET,
    resave: true,
    saveUninitialized: true,
    cookie: { secure: false }
app.use('/public', express.static(process.cwd() + '/public'));
app.use(express.urlencoded({ extended: true }));

myDB(async client => {
    const db = await client.db('dbtest').collection('users');

    app.get('/', (req, res) => {
        res.render('index', {
            'title': 'Home page',
            'message': 'Please login',
            'showLogin': true
    });'/login', passport.authenticate('local', {failureRedirect: '/'}), (req, res) => {
    app.get('/profile', (req, res) => {

    passport.serializeUser((user, done) => {
        done(null, user._id);

    passport.deserializeUser((id, done) => {
        db.findOne({_id: new ObjectID(id)}, (err, doc) => {
            done(null, doc);

    passport.use(new LocalStrategy((username, password, done) => {
        db.findOne({username: username}, (err, user) => {
            console.log(`User ${username} has attempted to log in.`);
            if (err) return done(err);
            if (!user) return done(null, false);
            if (password !== user.password) return done(null, false);
            return done(null, user);

}).catch(err => {
    app.get('/', (req, res) => {
        res.render('index', {'title': err, 'message': 'Unable to connect to database'});

const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000;
app.listen(PORT, () => {
    console.log('Listening on port ' + PORT);

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Advanced Node and Express - How to Use Passport Strategies

I think I’ve done everything right so far, or am I missing something?

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Try changing it to use the route method. It looks like there is a regex that is expecting it (it is looking for the HTTP method after the path).


  'You should have a route for login which accepts a POST and passport.authenticates local'
);'/login', passport.authenticate('local', {failureRedirect: '/'})


app.route('/login').post(passport.authenticate('local', { failureRedirect: '/' })
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I used the route method on all my endpoints now and it passed!

Thanks man!

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