What is Passport?
It is authentication middleware for Node.js. Extremely flexible and modular, It can be unobtrusively dropped in to any Express-based web application. A comprehensive set of strategies support authentication using a username and password, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Passport is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.
Passport is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 940 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Passport's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Passport?
19 companies reportedly use Passport in their tech stacks, including Decision6, Liste d'achats, and University of Europe Laureate Digital.
41 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Passport.
Why developers like Passport?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Passport
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- Single sign-on with OpenID and OAuth
- Easily handle success and failure
Passport Alternatives & Comparisons
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