Login Prompt

To let users sign in with a username and password, the app needs a page which prompts the user to enter their credentials. In this section, you'll add a signin page.

Create a file that will contain authentication-related routes.

$ touch routes/auth.js

Add the following code to that file, which creates a route that will render the signin page.

var express = require('express');

var router = express.Router();

router.get('/login', function(req, res, next) {

module.exports = router;

Next, add these routes to the app. Open app.js and require() the newly created auth routes at line 10, below require('./routes/index').

var indexRouter = require('./routes/index');
var authRouter = require('./routes/auth');

Continuing within app.js, use() the newly require()'d authRouter at line 27, below app.use('/', indexRouter).

app.use('/', indexRouter);
app.use('/', authRouter);

The signin page has been added to the app! See how it looks by starting the server.

$ npm start

Open http://localhost:3000 and click "Sign in." You are prompted to sign in, but there's no place to enter a username and password.

Add an HTML form which will allow the user to input their credentials. Open views/login.ejs and add a form at line 15, below the "Sign in" heading.

<h1>Sign in</h1>
<form action="/login/password" method="post">
        <label for="username">Username</label>
        <input id="username" name="username" type="text" autocomplete="username" required autofocus>
        <label for="current-password">Password</label>
        <input id="current-password" name="password" type="password" autocomplete="current-password" required>
    <button type="submit">Sign in</button>

Refresh the page. The app now has a signin page that prompts the user for their username and password. Next, you will verify the username and password.