Advanced Node and Express - Registration of New Users

Advanced Node and Express - Registration of New Users


My solution on Glitch is currently failing the test for two reasons:

I followed the advice here and added a timeout delay to HTTP methods in order to ensure the server can respond before the test is run. That doesn’t seem to be the issue however, as I am failing not just the login test but the registration test.

When I visit the interface of the app via a browser, I can register a new user and end up on the profile page. I can also login via that registered user and end up on the profile page. Also, when I run the freeCodeCamp tests, a new user entry is successfully added to the database. I do not understand why the tests are still failing.

Any help would be appreciated.


I’m facing exactly the same issue, I even tried to get the tests passed with the sample gist code, but that failed too. Here’s my Glitch.
I tried the fix with ENABLE_DELAYS, but that does not work either.

Any suggestions?



If I remember correctly, to pass those tests I needed to change the index.html title for “Home Profile”. Before that, clear the database. Also, sometimes you need to try twice before the challenge accepts the tests.

Oh, yes. Also change the title for the profile page for “Profile Home”.

Let me know if it worked for you.

Happy coding.


By the way @roelver. I’ve been checking your code and I can tell you you’re gonna have to re-factor your code (again). The tests will break as they won’t find the things they’re looking for in server.js. A example of this is the “showRegistration: true” that you took to another file. Tests will yell at you, you’ll see :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m a huge fan of separation of concerns into their own files but, for testing purposes, freeCodeCamp wants you to stay on the line or you’ll face some hard times trying to debug your code. And, as you can see above in the answer on how to pass this challenge, many tests cases in Node modules are really buggy. It’s my experience talking here :smiley:


Hi @SpaniardDev ,

Thanks very much for your help and advice. I moved my routes back to the server.js and renamed the titles you suggested. Now I got rid of this annoying error.

I still get an failing test on after login: The profile should properly display the welcome to the user logged in
I did not modify the Welcome tag on the /profile page, and when I run my app, the username is displayed after login. What could this be?




Have you tried it twice?


You actually need to change your profile.pug page title to Profile Page

For the previous challenge “Advanced Node and Express - Logging a User Out”, you need to change your index.pug file to Home page


Is there any way to see the actual test files being run against the submissions?

I’m running into all of these little things that aren’t specified in the challenge that make my tests not pass like having to add “Home Page” as the title to the index in one of the previous challenges. It doesn’t say to do that anywhere, and the error for the challenge doesn’t say to do that it just says “An attempt to get the profile at this point should redirect to the homepage since we are not logged in”, even if you successfully redirect because it is testing for the presence of the word “Home Page”.

Advanced Node and Express - Registration of New Users Errors

Yeah, I also suffered with this challengue:
Try this:

  1. Add this in views/pug/index.pug:11:4 => Home Page
  2. Add this in views/pug/profile.pug:11:0 => Profile Home
  3. Drop all users in your databases,
  4. Run the tests twice.


I got it to pass by writing the routes specific to pass the tests here - so for instance, the /register and /login routes just need to be redirected to /profile - so I commented out the ensureAuthentication middleware, and hardcoded freeCodeCampTester into the pug profile file , also /profile needs to not work after logout so I gave the profile route a 1 in 3 chance to redirect to home - here’s the glitch!/torch-player?path=server.js:1:0 - it passes all tests about 1 in 3 tries