LDAP vs OAuth.io: 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 OAuth.io? OAuth That Just Works. OAuth is a protocol that aimed to provide a single secure recipe to manage authorizations. It is now used by almost every web application. However, 30+ different implementations coexist. OAuth.io fixes this massive problem by acting as a universal adapter, thanks to a robust API. With OAuth.io integrating OAuth takes minutes instead of hours or days.
LDAP and OAuth.io 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, OAuth.io provides the following key features:
- Quickly integrate API providers
- More than 100 providers available
- Secured encrypted API