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Firebase Authentication vs OAuth2: What are the differences?

What is Firebase Authentication? An App Authentication System In A Few Lines Of Code. It provides backend services, easy-to-use SDKs, and ready-made UI libraries to authenticate users to your app. It supports authentication using passwords, phone numbers, popular federated identity providers like Google,.

What is OAuth2? An open standard for access delegation. It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.

Firebase Authentication and OAuth2 can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

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Pros of Firebase Authentication
Pros of OAuth2
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    Completely Free
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    Email/Password
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    Works seemlessly with other Firebase Services
  • 5
    Passwordless
  • 4
    Integration with OAuth Providers
  • 4
    Anonymous Users
  • 4
    Native App + Web integrations
  • 3
    Easy to Integrate and Manage
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      Heavy webpack
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      What is Firebase Authentication?

      It provides backend services, easy-to-use SDKs, and ready-made UI libraries to authenticate users to your app. It supports authentication using passwords, phone numbers, popular federated identity providers like Google,

      What is OAuth2?

      It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.

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      What are some alternatives to Firebase Authentication and OAuth2?
      Auth0
      A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
      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.
      Okta
      Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.
      Firebase
      Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
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