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JavaScript GitHub Authentication

tal Shnitzer
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tal Shnitzer
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how is the user which need to be authenticated is transffered to the passport?

how does the passport function knows which is the user needed to be authenticated?

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Tobiasz Gala
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Tobiasz Gala
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 23,517 Points

When you create oauth app in github you provide callback url to your server where github transfers all allowed information about user who logged into github and approved your app. In our case it's .../auth/github/return