Accessing cookies in nextjs from server side can be tricky. In this blog you will learn how to do that

Access cookies in NextJS from server side

Accessing cookies in nextjs from server side can be tricky. In this blog you will learn how to do that

If you want to set an authentication system like jwt, then you have to store your token inside the client(browser). You store them either in localStorage or as a cookie. But when you perform any kind of server-side operation, then you don't have access to the client. So you can't access the cookies from the server-side. Then what is the solution?

The solution.

import { GetServerSideProps } from 'next'
export const getServerSideProps: GetServerSideProps = async (ctx) => {
const { req, res } = ctx
const {cookies} = req
return { props: { } }
}

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You can access the cookies from the request object inside the getServerSideProps data fetching method. You can learn about data fetching methods of nextjs from here .

getServerSideProps method takes context as a parameter. A context is a giant object. Request and Response object is inside the context object.

const { req, res } = ctx

In the request object you'll find a cookies object.

const { cookies } = req

All your cookies will be inside the cookies object.

So that's it for this blog.

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