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Discussion on: How to Handle Password Reset in ExpressJS

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Mete Ercan Pakdil

Hi Kelvin, great article, thanks. I just spotted that you forgot to check whether reset token is valid or not in '/reset-confirm/:token' Post method.

const passwordReset = await PasswordReset.findOne({ token })
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passwordReset is not being checked after this line.

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Kelvin Mwinuka Author

Hi Mete,

Good eye. If we don't check it here, the user update will throw an error. To avoid this we can add a guard clause to check the password reset object:

if (!passwordReset) {
    return res.status(404).send()

// Continue with the reset
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