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Devise vs OmniAuth: What are the differences?

Developers describe Devise as "Flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden". Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden. On the other hand, OmniAuth is detailed as "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.

Devise and OmniAuth belong to "User Management and Authentication" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Devise are:

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

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

"Reliable" is the primary reason why developers consider Devise over the competitors, whereas "Easy Social Login" was stated as the key factor in picking OmniAuth.

Devise and OmniAuth are both open source tools. Devise with 20K GitHub stars and 4.76K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than OmniAuth with 6.88K GitHub stars and 877 GitHub forks.

StackShare, Accenture, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use Devise, whereas OmniAuth is used by StackShare, Code School, and DSTLD. Devise has a broader approval, being mentioned in 56 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to OmniAuth, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

What is Devise?

Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden

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.
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      Decisions about Devise and OmniAuth
      Jerome Dalbert
      Jerome Dalbert
      Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 26.9K views
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      OmniAuth

      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.

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      How developers use Devise and OmniAuth
      Avatar of Gustavo Leon
      Gustavo Leon uses DeviseDevise

      Devise handles user registration with low effort. Also is configurable in so many levels, from custom views to create-your-own controllers.

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      Hunt Norment uses DeviseDevise

      4 years of experience using Devise for User management, authentication, and authorization.

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      andrew reese uses DeviseDevise

      great and straight-forward authentication and user system via ruby gem.

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      StackShare uses DeviseDevise

      Open source user authentication in-a-can, what's not to like?

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