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LDAP vs Devise: What are the differences?

What is LDAP? A lightweight directory access protocol. It is a mature, flexible, and well supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers. It’s often used for authentication and storing information about users, groups, and applications, but an LDAP directory server is a fairly general-purpose data store and can be used in a wide variety of applications.

What is Devise? Flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden. Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden.

LDAP and Devise can be categorized as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

Some of the features offered by LDAP are:

  • Lightweight directory access protocol
  • Used for authentication and storing information
  • General-purpose data store

On the other hand, Devise provides the following key features:

  • Is Rack based
  • Is a complete MVC solution based on Rails engines
  • Allows you to have multiple models signed in at the same time

Devise is an open source tool with 21K GitHub stars and 5.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Devise's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Devise?

    Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden

    What is LDAP?

    It is a mature, flexible, and well supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers. It’s often used for authentication and storing information about users, groups, and applications, but an LDAP directory server is a fairly general-purpose data store and can be used in a wide variety of applications.

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