Securing your application routes

You probably don't want to let anyone see your contacts, so it's time to secure your endpoints. There are many strategies that we can use to authenticate trusted users in an application. We are going to use a classic, state-full e-mail and password based authentication. This means that the session will be stored on the server side.

Remember we discussed at the beginning of the chapter how we are going to store our session on the server side? We choose two integrations, one with default in-memory session management and one that stores sessions in MongoDB. Everything is configurable from the environment configuration file.

When it comes to handling authentication in Node.js, a good go-to module is Passport, which is ...

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