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set-cookie-parser v2.4.6

Parses set-cookie headers into objects

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Parses set-cookie headers into objects

Accepts a single set-cookie header value, an array of set-cookie header values, or a Node.js response object that may have 0 or more set-cookie headers.

Also accepts an optional options object. Defaults:

{
    decodeValues: true,  // Calls dcodeURIComponent on each value - default: true
    map: false,          // Return an object instead of an array - default: false
    silent: false,       // Suppress the warning that is loged when called on a request instead of a response - default: false
}

Returns either array of cookie objects or map of cookie objects based on map option. Each object will have, at a minimum a name and value and may have any of the other parameters depending on the set-cookie header:

  • name - cookie name (string)
  • value - cookie value (string)
  • path - cookie path (string or undefined)
  • domain - domain for the cookie (string or undefined, may begin with "." to indicate the named domain or any subdomain of it)
  • expires - absolute expiration date for the cookie (Date object or undefined)
  • maxAge - relative max age of the cookie in seconds from when the client receives it (integer or undefined)
  • secure - indicates that this cookie should only be sent over HTTPs (true or undefined)
  • httpOnly - indicates that this cookie should not be accessible to client-side JavaScript (true or undefined)
  • sameSite - indicates a cookie ought not to be sent along with cross-site requests (string or undefined)

(The output format is loosely based on the input format of https://www.npmjs.com/package/cookie)

Install

$ npm install --save set-cookie-parser

Usage

Get array of cookie objects

var http = require('http');
var setCookie = require('set-cookie-parser');

http.get('http://example.com', function(res) {
  var cookies = setCookie.parse(res, {
    decodeValues: true  // default: true
  });

  cookies.forEach(console.log);
}

Get map of cookie objects

var http = require('http');
var setCookie = require('set-cookie-parser');

http.get('http://example.com', function(res) {
  var cookies = setCookie.parse(res, {
    decodeValues: true,  // default: true
    map: true           //default: false
  });

  var desiredCookie = cookies['session'];
  console.log(desiredCookie);
});

Example output:

Array of cookie objects

[
    {
        name: 'bam',
        value: 'baz'
    },
    {
        name: 'foo',
        value: 'bar',
        path: '/',
        expires: new Date('Tue Jul 01 2025 06:01:11 GMT-0400 (EDT)'),
        maxAge: 1000,
        domain: '.example.com',
        secure: true,
        httpOnly: true,
        sameSite: 'lax'
    }
]

Map of cookie objects

{
    bam: {
        name: 'bam',
        value: 'baz'
    },
    foo: {
        name: 'foo',
        value: 'bar',
        path: '/',
        expires: new Date('Tue Jul 01 2025 06:01:11 GMT-0400 (EDT)'),
        maxAge: 1000,
        domain: '.example.com',
        secure: true,
        httpOnly: true,
        sameSite: 'lax'
    }
}

Usage in React Native

React Native follows the Fetch spec more closely and combines all of the Set-Cookie header values into a single string. The splitCookiesString method reverses this.

var setCookie = require('set-cookie-parser');

var response = fetch(/*...*/);

// This is mainly for React Native; Node.js does not combine set-cookie headers.
var combinedCookieHeader = response.headers.get('Set-Cookie');
var splitCookieHeaders = setCookie.splitCookiesString(combinedCookieHeader)
var cookies = setCookie.parse(splitCookieHeaders);

console.log(cookies); // should be an array of cookies

This behavior may become a default part of parse in the next major release, but requires the extra step for now.

API

parse(input, [options])

Parses cookies from a string, array of strings, or a http response object. Always returns an array, regardless of input format. (Unless the map option is set, in which case it always returns an object.)

parseString(individualSetCookieHeader, [options])

Parses a single set-cookie header value string. Options default is {decodeValues: true}. Used under-the-hood by parse(). Returns an object.

splitCookiesString(combinedSetCookieHeader)

It's uncommon, but the HTTP spec does allow for multiple of the same header to have their values combined (comma-separated) into a single header. This method splits apart a combined header without choking on commas that appear within a cookie's value (or expiration date). Returns an array of strings that may be passed to parse().

V2 Changes

  • Added decodeValues option (calls decodeURIComponent() on each cookie value), enabled by default.
  • Added splitCookiesString method.

References

License

MIT © Nathan Friedly

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