OmniAuth vs Zapier: What are the differences?
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; Zapier: Automate tasks between other online services (services like Salesforce, Basecamp, Gmail, and 400+ more). Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.
OmniAuth and Zapier are primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" and "Web Service Automation" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by OmniAuth are:
- Multi-provider authentication
- Over 200 supported authentication providers (see list at https://github.com/intridea/omniauth/wiki/List-of-Strategies)
- Open source
On the other hand, Zapier provides the following key features:
- A Zap is a blueprint for a task you want to do over and over. In words, a Zap looks like this: "When I get a new thing in A, do this other thing in B." The first part is the trigger and the second part is the action. An example is "When I get a new entry from a Wufoo form, create a new lead in Salesforce."
- You can pick what fields from the trigger service should go to the action service and you can use static text and custom fields too. For instance, you might say that the phone number from your Wufoo form should be the work phone of your new Salesforce lead.
- Zapier regularly checks your trigger for new data. When the Zap triggers, Zapier automatically performs your action for you. Continuing with the Wufoo scenario, say you receive five new entries. Zapier takes each one and makes a new lead in Salesforce, customized to the way you specified in your Zap.
"Easy Social Login" is the primary reason why developers consider OmniAuth over the competitors, whereas "Sync cloud services" was stated as the key factor in picking Zapier.
OmniAuth is an open source tool with 6.89K GitHub stars and 877 GitHub forks. Here's a link to OmniAuth's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Zapier has a broader approval, being mentioned in 241 company stacks & 66 developers stacks; compared to OmniAuth, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.