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OmniAuth vs sso: What are the differences?

What is OmniAuth? 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.

What is sso? Buzzfeed's single-sign-on authentication proxy. The authentication and authorization system BuzzFeed developed to provide a secure, single sign-on experience for access to the many internal web apps used by our employees.

OmniAuth and sso can be categorized as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

OmniAuth and sso are both open source tools. It seems that OmniAuth with 6.88K GitHub stars and 877 forks on GitHub has more adoption than sso with 2.11K GitHub stars and 109 GitHub forks.

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.

What is sso?

The authentication and authorization system BuzzFeed developed to provide a secure, single sign-on experience for access to the many internal web apps used by our employees.
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          Devise
          Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden
          Auth0
          A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
          Amazon Cognito
          You can create unique identities for your users through a number of public login providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated guests. You can save app data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline.
          JSON Web Token
          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.
          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,
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          Decisions about OmniAuth and sso
          Jerome Dalbert
          Jerome Dalbert
          Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 28.1K views
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          Devise
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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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