Archive for June, 2012|Monthly archive page

New FamilySearch strategy for Passport

Passport ( is an authentication library for node.js.  Passport is similar to everyauth, but in my opinion it’s cleaner.  The author, Jared Hanson, just added an authentication strategy for FamilySearch (

What’s amazing, and the reason that I love being a developer, is that Jared added this out of the goodness of his heart after seeing a tweet that I sent to Tim Shadel about his pull request ( to add support for FamilySearch to everyauth.  Tim’s pull request still hasn’t been integrated into everyauth, but Jared added support for FamilySearch into Passport in under a week.