How To Make Login Page In Node Express Framework

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Hey there! Welcome to my article on how to make a login page in the Node Express framework. I’m super excited to guide you through this process and share some personal touches and commentary along the way.

Before we dive into the technical stuff, let’s talk about the importance of a login page. In today’s digital world, almost every website requires users to have accounts and log in to access personalized features. Creating a login page is crucial for securing user information and providing a personalized experience.

Now, let’s get started with the technical details!

Step 1: Setting up the Node Express Project

The first thing we need to do is create a new Node Express project. If you haven’t installed Node.js and Express.js yet, make sure to do so before proceeding. Once you have them installed, open your terminal and follow these steps:

$ mkdir login-page
$ cd login-page
$ npm init -y
$ npm install express

By executing these commands, we have created a new directory named ‘login-page’, initialized it as a Node project, and installed the Express.js package.

Step 2: Create the Login Route

Now, let’s create a route for our login page. In your preferred code editor, create a new file named ‘app.js’ and add the following code:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();

app.get('/login', (req, res) => {
// Your login page logic goes here

app.listen(3000, () => {
console.log('Server is running on port 3000');

Here, we’ve imported the Express module, created an instance of the Express application, and defined a GET route for ‘/login’. You can replace the commented section with your own login page logic.

Step 3: Designing the Login Page

Now comes the fun part – designing the login page! You can use any front-end framework or plain HTML/CSS to create a visually appealing login form. Add input fields for username and password, along with a submit button.

Remember to include proper form validation to ensure data integrity. You can use front-end libraries like Bootstrap or custom JavaScript validation for this purpose.

Step 4: Handling Form Submissions

Once the user submits the login form, we need to handle the form submission on the server-side. Modify the login route in ‘app.js’ to include the following code:'/login', (req, res) => {
const { username, password } = req.body;
// Your login authentication logic goes here

Here, we’ve changed the route to a POST request and accessed the submitted username and password from the request’s body. You can now implement your login authentication logic using your preferred database or user management system. Make sure to handle both successful and failed authentication cases.

Step 5: Redirecting After Login

After successfully authenticating the user, we can redirect them to a different page. In the login route’s success block, add the following code:


Replace ‘/dashboard’ with the URL of the page you want to redirect the user to after login. It could be a home page or a dashboard page, depending on your application’s structure.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to create a login page in the Node Express framework. By following these steps, you can now securely authenticate users and provide them with a personalized experience on your website or web application.

Remember to always prioritize security when implementing user authentication. Use encryption techniques for storing passwords, implement measures to prevent brute-force attacks, and ensure you handle sessions securely.

If you want to explore more about Node Express and user authentication, I recommend checking out the official documentation and various online tutorials. Happy coding!