EBSI Express middleware to return Problem Details errors

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import cefEbsiExpressProblemDetails from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@cef-ebsi/express-problem-details';



EBSI Problem Details Express middleware

Express middleware that returns properly formmatted Problem Details errors.

Table of Contents

  1. Installation
  2. Usage
  3. Testing
  4. Licensing


npm install @cef-ebsi/express-problem-details

or if you use yarn

yarn add @cef-ebsi/express-problem-details


In general, you will use this handler in last position, after defining all your Express routes:

import express from "express";
import router from "./router";
import { errorHandler } from "../../src";

const app = express();

// Router
app.use("/", router);

// Error handler


You can pass a callback to the handler. This function will be called before sending the response to the client.

It takes 2 parameters:

  • normalizedError, which is the instance of the ProblemDetailsError that is sent to the client.
  • originalError, which is the error that was originally passed to the error handler and that is not an instance of ProblemDetailsError. In other words, every error that is thrown by your Express application and that is not an instance of ProblemDetailsError will be passed as originalError to your callback.


  errorHandler((normalizedError, originalError) => {
    if (originalError) console.error(originalError);
    else console.log(normalizedError.toJSON());



yarn test


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