Get signed_request in Node.js (Express) Facebook canvas app

is there any way how to get and parse signed_request in Node.js Facebook page tab app? I need to know page id and if user liked the page...

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I did this a little while ago, and ended up writing a small library to do it. The original CoffeeScript can be found at https://gist.github.com/fbef51815ab6f062b51a#file_signed_request.coffee, here is a JavaScript translation:

var crypto = require('crypto');

SignedRequest = (function() {

  function SignedRequest(secret, request) {
    this.secret = secret;
    this.request = request;
    this.verify = this.verify.bind(this);

    var parts = this.request.split('.');
    this.encodedSignature = parts[0];
    this.encoded = parts[1];
    this.signature = this.base64decode(this.encodedSignature);
    this.decoded = this.base64decode(this.encoded);
    this.data = JSON.parse(this.decoded);
  }

  SignedRequest.prototype.verify = function() {
    if (this.data.algorithm !== 'HMAC-SHA256') {
      return false;
    }
    var hmac = crypto.createHmac('SHA256', this.secret);
    hmac.update(this.encoded);
    var result = hmac.digest('base64').replace(/\//g, '_').replace(/\+/g, '-').replace(/\=/g, '');
    return result === this.encodedSignature;
  };

  SignedRequest.prototype.base64encode = function(data) {
    return new Buffer(data, 'utf8').toString('base64').replace(/\//g, '_').replace(/\+/g, '-').replace(/\=/g, '');
  };

  SignedRequest.prototype.base64decode = function(data) {
    while (data.length % 4 !== 0) {
      data += '=';
    }
    data = data.replace(/-/g, '+').replace(/_/g, '/');
    return new Buffer(data, 'base64').toString('utf-8');
  };

  return SignedRequest;

})();

module.exports = SignedRequest;

Which you can use like this:

var verifier = new SignedRequest(clientSecret, signedRequest);
verifier.verify() // whether or not the signed request verifies
verifier.data // the data from the signed request

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