Enforce overriding default config

Metadata

ID: javascript-express/default-session-config

Language: JavaScript

Severity: Warning

Category: Security

Description

Avoid leaving your session cookies open to exploits or unauthorized access, by overriding default values.

Setting the name value to something generic is better than using the default value.

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Non-Compliant Code Examples

const session = require('express-session')

app.use(
    session({
        secret: "secret"
    })
)

Compliant Code Examples

const session = require('express-session')

app.use(
    session({
        secret: "secret",
        name: 'sessionId'
    })
)