OmniAuth is a Ruby authentication framework aimed to abstract away the difficulties of working with various types of authentication providers. It is meant to be hooked up to just about any system, from social networks to enterprise systems to simple username and password authentication.
OmniAuth is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.
OmniAuth is an open source tool with 6.83K Github Stars and 863 Github Forks. Here’s a link to OmniAuth's open source repository on Github
20 companies use OmniAuth including Code School, StackShare, and DSTLD.
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use OmniAuth.
Here are some stack decisions and reviews by companies and developers who chose OmniAuth in their tech stack.
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.