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Last Updated: November 09, 2017
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Capture raw post body in express.js

I tried to use raw-body but it don't work when using together with body-parser.

This worked well:

var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
var rawBodySaver = function (req, res, buf, encoding) {
  if (buf && buf.length) {
    req.rawBody = buf.toString(encoding || 'utf8');
  }
}

app.use(bodyParser.json({ verify: rawBodySaver }));
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ verify: rawBodySaver, extended: true }));
app.use(bodyParser.raw({ verify: rawBodySaver, type: function () { return true } }));

If one of bodyParser middleware apply then next one will not run. If request is not a json nor urlencoded then raw parser will process it.

This not working for long bodies:

app.use(function(req, res, next) {
  var data = '';
  req.on('data', function(chunk) { 
    data += chunk;
  });
  req.on('end', function() {
    req.rawBody = data;
  });
  next();
});