Node.js: User Profile

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Node.js: User Profile

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By Andres Aguiar

This tutorial demonstrates how to get the user's profile and display it. We recommend you to Log in to follow this quickstart with examples configured for your account.

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15 minutes
  1. Specify a profile Scope
  2. Display User Information

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System requirements: NodeJS 4.3 or higher | Express 4.16

Specify a profile Scope

After the user has authenticated, every express request has a user object with the entire user profile. By default, it is a minimal profile. Add the profile scope to the authentication scopes to get additional profile information.

Add the openid profile value to the scope parameter in the /login route.

// 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) {

Display User Information

Modify the /user endpoint to display the user object. Update the views/user.pug template.

// views/user.pug

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, 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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