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express/jade get current user in view

express/jade get current user in view


I have a simple nodejs/express application by this example. In that view there is checking everyauth.loggedIn variable, but in my application I don't use everyauth module I use the following code instead:

req.session.auth = user;

How can I get access to req.session.auth in a view in this case?

Problem courtesy of: Erik


You'll need to use a dynamicHelper to expose anything in the session object (or the session object itself). You can do something like this in your app.js:

  auth: function(req, res){
    return req.session.auth;

Then in your views, you will have an auth variable that points to the session object. For example:

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Solution courtesy of: Scott Anderson


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