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?
What is sso?
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Why do developers choose sso?
What are the cons of using OmniAuth?
What are the cons of using sso?
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What tools integrate with sso?
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.