Cierge vs OmniAuth: What are the differences?
What is Cierge? Easy magic-link authentication. Cierge is an open source authentication server (OIDC) that handles user signup, login, profiles, managerment, and more. Instead of storing passwords, Cirege uses magic links/codes and external logins to authenticate your users.
What is OmniAuth? OmniAuth is a flexible authentication system utilizing Rack middleware. 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.
Cierge and OmniAuth can be categorized as "User Management and Authentication" tools.
Some of the features offered by Cierge are:
- No passwords
- User management
- External logins
On the other hand, OmniAuth provides the following key features:
- Multi-provider authentication
- Over 200 supported authentication providers (see list at https://github.com/intridea/omniauth/wiki/List-of-Strategies)
- Open source
Cierge and OmniAuth are both open source tools. OmniAuth with 6.88K GitHub stars and 877 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Cierge with 1.22K GitHub stars and 61 GitHub forks.
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What tools integrate with Cierge?
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.