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Flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden
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What is Devise?

Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden
Devise is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.
Devise is an open source tool with 20.6K GitHub stars and 4.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Devise's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Devise?

81 companies reportedly use Devise in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Web Site -, and Web Applications.

158 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Devise.

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Why developers like Devise?

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Devise Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Devise in their tech stack.

Jerome Dalbert
Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 139.1K views

We use OmniAuth with Devise to authenticate users via Twitter, GitHub, Bitbucket and Gitlab. Adding a new OmniAuth authentication provider is basically as easy as adding a new Ruby gem!

The only drawback I could see is that your OmniAuth+Devise OmniauthCallbacksController redirection logic can easily get hairy over time. So you have to be vigilant to keep it in check.

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Devise handles user registration with low effort. Also is configurable in so many levels, from custom views to create-your-own controllers. Devise

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Hunt Norment
Hunt Norment

4 years of experience using Devise for User management, authentication, and authorization. Devise

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Devise's Features

  • Is Rack based
  • Is a complete MVC solution based on Rails engines
  • Allows you to have multiple models signed in at the same time
  • Is based on a modularity concept: use just what you really need.

Devise Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Devise?
Active Admin
Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration.
A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
Amazon Cognito
You can create unique identities for your users through a number of public login providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated guests. You can save app data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline.
Spring Security
It is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java applications. The real power of Spring Security is found in how easily it can be extended to meet custom requirements.
It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
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Devise's Followers
164 developers follow Devise to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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