How To Make A Login Page In React

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Creating a login page in React can be an exciting and rewarding experience. As a web developer, I have had the opportunity to build numerous login pages using React and I must say, it’s one of my favorite things to do.

Before we dive into the technical details, let me give you a brief overview of what a login page is. A login page is a crucial component of any web application that requires user authentication. It allows users to enter their credentials (username and password) to gain access to restricted areas of the application.

Now, let’s get started with building our own login page in React! The first thing we need to do is set up a new React project. If you haven’t installed React yet, don’t worry, it’s quite simple. Just open up your terminal and type:

npx create-react-app login-page

This command will create a new folder called “login-page” with all the necessary files and configurations to get started.

Once the project is set up, navigate to the project folder using the command:

cd login-page

Now, let’s create a new component for our login page. In the “src” folder, create a new file called “LoginPage.js” and open it in your favorite code editor.

Inside the “LoginPage.js” file, we need to import React and some of its core components. Add the following lines of code:

{`import React, { useState } from 'react';
import { useHistory } from 'react-router-dom';`}

Here, we import the useState hook from React, which allows us to manage the state of our login form, and the useHistory hook from ‘react-router-dom’, which we’ll use to navigate to other pages after successful login.

Next, let’s create a functional component called “LoginPage” and a state variable to store the user’s login credentials. Add the following code:

{`const LoginPage = () => {
const [username, setUsername] = useState('');
const [password, setPassword] = useState('');
const history = useHistory();

// Your code goes here


In the above code, we declare two state variables, “username” and “password”, and initialize them with empty strings. We also use the useHistory hook to get access to the history object. This object allows us to navigate to other pages once the user has successfully logged in.

Now, let’s create the actual login form. Add the following code inside the “LoginPage” component:

{`return (

Login Page


In the above code, we render a simple HTML form with two input fields for username and password. We bind the “value” of each input field to its respective state variable and listen for changes using the “onChange” event handler. We also add a submit button which will trigger the “handleSubmit” function when clicked.

Now, let’s implement the “handleSubmit” function. Add the following code below the “return” statement:

{`const handleSubmit = (e) => {

// Your code goes here

In the above code, we prevent the default form submission behavior using the “preventDefault” method. This ensures that the page doesn’t reload when the form is submitted.

Now, let’s add the logic to handle the form submission and perform the necessary authentication. Add the following code inside the “handleSubmit” function:

{`if (username === 'example' && password === 'password') {
// Simulating a successful login
alert('Login successful!');
} else {
// Simulating a failed login
alert('Invalid username or password');

In the above code, we compare the entered username and password with some predefined values. If they match, we display a success message using the “alert” function and navigate to the “/dashboard” page using the “push” method of the history object. If the credentials don’t match, we display an error message.

That’s it! You have successfully created a login page in React. Now, you can customize the styling of the login form and add any additional functionality that you need.


Building a login page in React can be a fun and rewarding experience. In this article, we learned how to set up a new React project, create a login page component, handle form submissions, and perform authentication. Remember to always handle user credentials securely and consider using a server-side authentication system for production applications.

Happy coding!