My simple node framework now supports password protected areas, with a username / password authentication scheme based on passport.js.
You can see this in action here
Next on the to-do list is an automatically generated admin framework, to enable simple manipulation of the database backend based on the models your app defines.
I’m also going to integrate the Aloha editor for front end content management.
The end goal is going to a be fully functioning content management / blogging platform that also has the capacity to be extended into…well, just about anything you can imagine.