Node.js User Profile

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System Requirements
  • NodeJS 4.3 or higher
  • Express 4.11
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User Profile

Getting the user's profile information is very simple with Auth0. After the user has authenticated, a user object with the entire profile is attached to every express request. By default this will be a minimal profile, to retrieve additional profile information the profile scope should be added to the authentication scopes.

Modify the /login route so the scope parameter has the value openid profile

// routes/index.js

  passport.authenticate('auth0', {
    clientID: env.AUTH0_CLIENT_ID,
    domain: env.AUTH0_DOMAIN,
    redirectUri: env.AUTH0_CALLBACK_URL,
    audience: 'https://' + env.AUTH0_DOMAIN + '/userinfo',
    responseType: 'code',
    scope: 'openid profile'
  function(req, res) {

Showing the User Profile

We can modify the /user endpoint to display the user object. Update the views/user.pug template:

extends layout

block content
  h2 Welcome #{user.nickname}!
  h2 User Profile
  pre #{userProfile}
  a(href='/logout') Logout

To have full access to the user profile on userProfile, we need to stringify the user object. Modify the / endpoint in routes/user.js to include userProfile.

// routes/user.js

// Get the user profile
router.get('/', ensureLoggedIn, function(req, res, next) {
  res.render('user', {
    user: req.user,
    userProfile: JSON.stringify(req.user, null, '  ')

You can now present a basic user profile.

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