Glue for Passport and Mongoose

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All the glue you need for integrating Passport, Express, and Mongoose.

Passport provides everything you need to use oauth or other authorization methods with Google, GitHub, Twitter, and loads more. Glue plugins give your Mongoose models keys and methods to find or create users from authentication provider responses and to (de)serialize users for persistent sessions. Simultaneously support multiple authentication providers, just add the plugin for each provider you want to use.

Glue currently supports:

  • persistent sessions
  • Passport
    • passport-github
    • passport-google-oauth (oauth2)
    • passport-twitter

More to come...

How to

Setup your user model with GitHub authorization and persistent sessions

Glue provides the keys for authentication type and attributes provided by an authentication provider. Use the provided base schema (as below) or plugin glue.auth_provider_type and 1 or more provider plugins to your Mongoose schema.

  var glue = require('passport-glue');

  var userSchema = glue.userSchema;
  mongoose.model('User', userSchema);

passport.use GitHub Strategy

Glue provides the static findOrCreateGitHubUser function.

  passport.use(new GitHubStrategy({
      clientID: config.authGitHub.ID,
      clientSecret: config.authGitHub.SECRET,
      callbackURL: config.authGitHub.callbackURL
    function (accessToken, refreshToken, profile, done) {
      User.findOrCreateGitHubUser(accessToken, refreshToken, profile, done);

Persistent sessions

Glue provides the static serialize and deserialize functions for restoring user sessions from cookies.

  passport.serializeUser(function (user, done) {
    User.serializeUser(user, done);

  passport.deserializeUser(function (obj, done) {
    User.deserializeUser(obj, done);

Express and Passport sessions

  app.use(express.session({ secret: 'my secret' }));

Add Google

Glue provides the static findOrCreateGoogleUser function.


  passport.use(new GoogleStrategy({
      clientID: config.authGoogle.ID,
      clientSecret: config.authGoogle.SECRET,
      callbackURL: config.authGoogle.callbackURL
    function (token, tokenSecret, profile, done) {
      User.findOrCreateGoogleUser(token, tokenSecret, profile, done);

Add Twitter

Glue provides the static findOrCreateTwitterUser function.


  passport.use(new TwitterStrategy({
      consumerKey: config.authTwitter.ID,
      consumerSecret: config.authTwitter.SECRET,
      callbackURL: config.authTwitter.callbackURL
    function (token, tokenSecret, profile, done) {
      User.findOrCreateTwitterUser(token, tokenSecret, profile, done);


This builds on the work of many others, thanks!


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