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Auth0 vs JSON Web Token: What are the differences?

What is Auth0? Token-based Single Sign On for your Apps and APIs with social, databases and enterprise identities. A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.

What is JSON Web Token? A JSON-based open standard for creating access tokens. JSON Web Token is an open standard that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed.

Auth0 and JSON Web Token can be categorized as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

JSON Web Token is an open source tool with 2.59K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks. Here's a link to JSON Web Token's open source repository on GitHub.

Binary.com, Chattermill, and White Rabbit Express are some of the popular companies that use Auth0, whereas JSON Web Token is used by Twig World, Redsift, and Para. Auth0 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 121 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to JSON Web Token, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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Passport
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Auth0

Currently, Passport.js repo has 324 open issues, and Jared (the original author) seems to be the one doing most of the work. Also, given that the documentation is not proper. Is it worth using Passport.js?

As of now, StackShare shows it has 29 companies using it. How do you implement auth in your project or your company? Are there any good alternatives to Passport.js? Should I implement auth from scratch?

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Auth0

I would recommend Auth0 only if you are willing to shell out money. You can keep up with their free version only for a very limited time and as per our experience as a growing startup where budget is an issue, their support was not very helpful as they first asked us to sign a commercial agreement even before helping us t o find out whether Auth0 fits our use case or not! But otherwise Auth0 is a great platform to speed up authentication. In our case we had to move to alternatives like Casbin for multi-tenant authorization!

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Decisions about Auth0 and JSON Web Token
Brent Maxwell
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Amazon Cognito
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Auth0

I started our team on Amazon Cognito because I was a Solutions Architect at AWS and found it really easy to follow the tutorials and get a basic app up and running with it.

When our team started working with it, they very quickly became frustrated because of the poor documentation. After 4 days of trying to get all the basic passwordless auth working, our lead engineer made the decision to abandon it and try Auth0... and managed to get everything implemented in 4 hours.

The consensus was that Cognito just isn't mature enough or well-documented, and that the implementation does not cater for real world use cases the way that it should. I believe Amplify has made some of this simpler, but I would still recommend Auth0 as it's been bulletproof for us, and is a sensible price.

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Pros of Auth0
Pros of JSON Web Token
  • 59
    JSON web token
  • 30
    Integration with 20+ Social Providers
  • 19
    SDKs
  • 19
    It's a universal solution
  • 14
    Amazing Documentation
  • 11
    Heroku Add-on
  • 8
    Enterprise support
  • 7
    Extend platform with "rules"
  • 7
    Great Sample Repos
  • 4
    Azure Add-on
  • 3
    Easy integration, non-intrusive identity provider
  • 3
    Passwordless
  • 2
    It can integrate seamlessly with firebase
  • 2
    Ruby
  • 2
    Great documentation, samples, UX and Angular support
  • 2
    Polished
  • 2
    On-premise deployment
  • 1
    Active Directory support
  • 1
    Springboot
  • 1
    SOC2
  • 1
    Great support
  • 1
    Will sign BAA for HIPAA-compliance
  • 0
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    Cons of Auth0
    Cons of JSON Web Token
    • 12
      Pricing too high (Developer Pro)
    • 7
      Poor support
    • 4
      Status page not reflect actual status
    • 3
      Rapidly changing API
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