What is OmniAuth?
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 7.5K GitHub stars and 959 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OmniAuth's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses OmniAuth?
33 companies reportedly use OmniAuth in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Discourse, and Got Anyalo.
116 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OmniAuth.
Pros of OmniAuth
Easy Social Login
- Multi-provider authentication
- Over 200 supported authentication providers (see list at https://github.com/intridea/omniauth/wiki/List-of-Strategies)
- Open source
OmniAuth Alternatives & Comparisons
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