methods to validate and sanatise requests in express.js

npm install express-validate-requests
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Express Validate Requests

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The following MIDDLEWARE (app.use(fn)) methods are included:

  • sanitizeRequest(req, res, next)
  • allowJustXHR(req, res, next)
  • allowJustJsonRequests(req, res, next)
  • allowXOrigin(req, res, next)

If the validation fails then an next(error) will be called. You should set up an error catcher as your last piece of middleware as a catchall for any errors.

The following helper fns are included:

  • checkGotAllParams(params:{@Object}, requiredParamsKeys:{@Array})

Full Example

var express        = require('express'),
    app            = express(),
    valExpress     = require('express-validate-requests'),
    middle         = valExpress.middleware,
    helpers        = valExpress.helpers,
    allowedHosts = ["", ""],
    allowedOrigins = ["", ""];

app.configure(function() {

    // middle.setAllowCrossOrigin returns fn(req, res, next)
    app.use(middle.setAllowCrossOrigin(allowedHosts, allowedOrigins));

app.get('/someroute', function (req,res,next) {
    var requiredParamsKeys = ["paramOneKey", "paramTwoKey"];
    if (!helpers.checkGotAllParams(req.query, requiredParamsKeys)) {
        next(new Error('invalid params'));
    } else {

//... error catcher at very bottom
app.configure('development', function() {
    app.use(express.errorHandler()); // built-in express error handler

// listen once configured everything
http.createServer(app).listen(app.get('port'), function() {
    console.log("Express server listening on port: " + app.get('port'));
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