JSON Web Token vs Passport: What are the differences?
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; Passport: Simple, unobtrusive authentication for Node.js. 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.
JSON Web Token and Passport can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.
JSON Web Token and Passport are both open source tools. It seems that Passport with 15.9K GitHub stars and 936 forks on GitHub has more adoption than JSON Web Token with 2.59K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks.
Twig World, Redsift, and Para are some of the popular companies that use JSON Web Token, whereas Passport is used by Decision6, University of Europe Laureate Digital, and KOACHR. JSON Web Token has a broader approval, being mentioned in 29 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to Passport, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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