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OmniAuth vs Stormpath: What are the differences?

Developers describe OmniAuth as "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. On the other hand, Stormpath is detailed as "User Management and Authentication for Developers". Stormpath is an authentication and user management service that helps development teams quickly and securely build web and mobile applications and services.

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

Some of the features offered by OmniAuth are:

On the other hand, Stormpath provides the following key features:

  • User Authentication as a Service
  • Authorization – Easily model and manage your data, including pre-built roles
  • Flexible User Profiles

"Easy Social Login" is the top reason why over 4 developers like OmniAuth, while over 26 developers mention "Authentication" as the leading cause for choosing Stormpath.

OmniAuth is an open source tool with 6.88K GitHub stars and 877 GitHub forks. Here's a link to OmniAuth's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, OmniAuth has a broader approval, being mentioned in 20 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Stormpath, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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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 Stormpath?

Stormpath is an authentication and user management service that helps development teams quickly and securely build web and mobile applications and services.
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    What are some alternatives to OmniAuth and Stormpath?
    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.
    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,
    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.
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    Decisions about OmniAuth and Stormpath
    Jerome Dalbert
    Jerome Dalbert
    Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 41.3K views
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    Ruby

    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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