Skill Path

Securing Express Applications

Learn how to defend against malicious attacks and improve user experiences using sessions, cookies, and password authentication.

Includes JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, Sessions, Cookies, OAuth 2.0, SQL Injection, XSS, CSRF, and more.

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  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    8 hours
  • Certificate of completion

  • Prerequisites

    2 courses
    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Securing Express Applications:
    • Learn Node.js
    • Learn Express

About this skill path

From malicious threat actors to curious teenagers, hacking attempts and cyber attacks are coming from every angle. Using the OWASP Top Ten as a guide, learn to protect your users, and yourself, from threats to your Express and Node.js applications. Strong authentication and authorization practices, properly protected data, and secure code will protect your web app from these constant threats.

Skills you'll gain

  • Use basic authentication techniques
  • Secure applications with OAuth 2.0
  • Avoid SQL injection, XSS, & CSRF attacks


5 units • 11 lessons • 5 projects • 14 quizzes
  • 1

    Introduction to Securing Express Applications

    Learn best practices for securing web applications.

  • 2

    User Authentication & Authorization

    In this course, you’ll learn how to implement User Authentication and Authorization in an Express web application.

  • 3

    Data Security

    Learn how to secure data in your Express application.

  • 4

    Defending Node Applications from SQL Injection, XSS, & CSRF Attacks

    Protect Node.js Applications from SQL Injection, CSRF, & XSS Attacks.

  • 5

    Review: Securing Express Applications

    Review how to secure an Express application.

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