A Node.js web app using OpenID Connect authentication with Azure AD v2.0
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Azure Active Directory OIDC Node.js Web Sample

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This sample demonstrates how to set up OpenId Connect authentication in a web application built using Node.js with Express. The sample is designed to run on any platform.


To run this sample you will need the following:

Register the sample

Create a new app at apps.dev.microsoft.com, or follow these detailed steps. Make sure to:

  • Copy down the Application Id assigned to your app, you'll need it soon.
  • Add the Web platform for your app.
  • Enter the correct Redirect URI. The redirect uri indicates to Azure AD where authentication responses should be directed - the default for this sample is http://localhost:3000/auth/openid/return'.
  • Add a new Application secret by clicking the Generate new password button. This value will not be displayed again, so save the result in a temporary location as you'll need it in the next step.

Download the sample application and modules

Next, clone the sample repo and install the NPM modules.

From your shell or command line:

  • $ git clone git@github.com:AzureADQuickStarts/AppModelv2-WebApp-OpenIDConnect-nodejs.git


  • $ git clone https://github.com/AzureADQuickStarts/AppModelv2-WebApp-OpenIDConnect-nodejs.git

From the project root directory, run the command:

  • $ npm install

Configure the application

Provide the parameters in exports.creds in config.js as instructed.

  • Update <tenant_name> in exports.identityMetadata with the Azure AD tenant name of the format *.onmicrosoft.com.
  • Update exports.clientID with the Application Id noted from app registration.
  • Update exports.clientSecret with the Application secret noted from app registration.
  • Update exports.redirectUrl with the Redirect URI noted from app registration.

Optional configuration for production apps:

  • Update exports.destroySessionUrl in config.js, if you want to use a different post_logout_redirect_uri.

  • Set exports.useMongoDBSessionStore in config.js to true, if you want to use use mongoDB or other compatible session stores. The default session store in this sample is express-session. Note that the default session store is not suitable for production.

  • Update exports.databaseUri, if you want to use mongoDB session store and a different database URI.

  • Update exports.mongoDBSessionMaxAge. Here you can specify how long you want to keep a session in mongoDB. The unit is second(s).

Build and run the application

  • Start mongoDB service. If you are using mongoDB session store in this app, you have to install mongoDB and start the service first. If you are using the default session store, you can skip this step.

  • Run the app using the following command from your command line.

$ node app.js

Is the server output hard to understand?: We use bunyan for logging in this sample. The console won't make much sense to you unless you also install bunyan and run the server like above but pipe it through the bunyan binary:

$ npm install -g bunyan

$ node app.js | bunyan

You're done!

You will have a server successfully running on http://localhost:3000.

Community Help and Support

We use Stack Overflow with the community to provide support. We highly recommend you ask your questions on Stack Overflow first and browse existing issues to see if someone has asked your question before. Make sure that your questions or comments are tagged with [azure-active-directory].

If you find a bug or issue with this sample, please raise the issue on GitHub Issues.

For issues with the passport-azure-ad library, please raise the issue on the library GitHub repo.


If you'd like to contribute to this sample, please follow the GitHub Fork and Pull request model.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

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We would like to acknowledge the folks who own/contribute to the following projects for their support of Azure Active Directory and their libraries that were used to build this sample. In places where we forked these libraries to add additional functionality, we ensured that the chain of forking remains intact so you can navigate back to the original package. Working with such great partners in the open source community clearly illustrates what open collaboration can accomplish. Thank you!