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Discussion on: Password-based authentication with GraphQL and Passport

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Johannes Kettmann Author

Thanks for your comments Josue! Not sure what the error was. I cannot really understand it from the code that you shared. It's indeed strange that the console.log says User is undefined but the next line User.findOne works. If you still have a problem would you mind sharing the code in a codesandbox? Would be much easier to debug ;-)

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Josue Valenica

Oh, thanks for the offer... in fact for the same reason, the register doesn´t work ( i will be working on that the next 3 hours).

You can check the public repo here:

and the passport config

I am getting confused with the async function .save() from mongoose and the async login/logout with passport

you can check it in the user resolver

So far is working...

I have an other questions...

¿How do you know that the user is logged?. Can I check that in a resolver? where is that? in the context?.

With passport session, we had a collection for all those sessions and had access with something like this:

module.exports.isAuthenticated = (req, res, next) => {
  if (req.isAuthenticated()) {
  } else {

a simpel middleware.
Can I check for my user if is authenticated??

something like this: context.req.isAuthenticated()

Yeap, it works, but it restart after changing anything (nodemon).

Btw, checking the context.req object we have something:

sessionStore: MemoryStore {
    _events: [Object: null prototype] {
      disconnect: [Function: ondisconnect],
      connect: [Function: onconnect]
    _eventsCount: 2,
    _maxListeners: undefined,
    sessions: [Object: null prototype] {
      'cedef8ba-c26e-4995-832a-614e57c3f85c': '{"cookie":{"originalMaxAge":null,"expires":null,"httpOnly":true,"path":"/"},"passport":{"user":"5e557091952b47f3f126a0a5"}}'
    generate: [Function (anonymous)],
    [Symbol(kCapture)]: false
  sessionID: 'cedef8ba-c26e-4995-832a-614e57c3f85c',
  session: Session {
    cookie: { path: '/', _expires: null, originalMaxAge: null, httpOnly: true },
    passport: { user: '5e557091952b47f3f126a0a5' }

Can I store this in a database, like passport use to do with passport.session()