[FIXED] Extend Express Request object using Typescript

Issue

I’m trying to add a property to express request object from a middleware using typescript. However I can’t figure out how to add extra properties to the object. I’d prefer to not use bracket notation if possible.

I’m looking for a solution that would allow me to write something similar to this (if possible):

app.use((req, res, next) => {
    req.property = setProperty(); 
    next();
});

Solution

You want to create a custom definition, and use a feature in Typescript called Declaration Merging. This is commonly used, e.g. in method-override.

Create a file custom.d.ts and make sure to include it in your tsconfig.json‘s files-section if any. The contents can look as follows:

declare namespace Express {
   export interface Request {
      tenant?: string
   }
}

This will allow you to, at any point in your code, use something like this:

router.use((req, res, next) => {
    req.tenant = 'tenant-X'
    next()
})

router.get('/whichTenant', (req, res) => {
    res.status(200).send('This is your tenant: '+req.tenant)
})

Answered By – maximilianvp

Answer Checked By – Willingham (Easybugfix Volunteer)

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