1. Dead Simple Basic HTTP Authentication with Express.js

    Sometimes you just need to protect a specific route (from being crawled, for an admin resource, the perception of security, etc.). With Express.js it’s extremely easy to drop in Connect’s basicAuth middleware (in CoffeeScript):

    This will protect the root route (and only the root route) with the username and password from line 4.

    "But what if I don’t have super_secret_stuff, and I just want to protect static content?” No big deal. Use basicAuth in conjunction with the static middleware:


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