Authentication middleware is now called on every page and API route. Plugin routes are also affected if they use routeHelpers.setupPageRoute or routeHelpers.setupAPIRoute.
This fixes an issue we had previously where certain routes were treated by NodeBB as being accessed as guest even though a valid Write API token was passed in. Now, every single page and API route in NodeBB can be authenticated via Write API (or suitable third-party authenticator via response:middleware.authenticate)
In short, the changes:middleware.authenticate has been deprecated For routes that attach directly to the router (e.g. router.post(...), replace middleware.authenticate with middleware.authenticateRequest and middleware.ensureLoggedIn in order to retain the same behaviour For routes that use setupPageRoute or setupAPIRoute, replace middleware.authenticate with middleware.ensureLoggedIn only. middleware.authenticateOrGuest has been renamed middleware.authenticateRequest Just rename the middleware as necessary
nodebb/nodebb@7da061f0d7c507146d88ce40a381a2f1d443c5b40 julianlam committed to nodebb/nodebb refactor: automatically authenticate all requests setup through route helpers (#9357) * refactor: automatically authenticate all requests setup through route helpers * fix: removed connect-ensure-login dependency * fix: bug with some middlewares not defined outside route helper methods