Passport vs Spring Security: What are the differences?
Passport: Simple, unobtrusive authentication for Node.js. It is authentication middleware for Node.js. Extremely flexible and modular, It can be unobtrusively dropped in to any Express-based web application. A comprehensive set of strategies support authentication using a username and password, Facebook, Twitter, and more; Spring Security: A powerful and highly customizable authentication and access-control framework. It is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java applications. The real power of Spring Security is found in how easily it can be extended to meet custom requirements.
Passport and Spring Security belong to "User Management and Authentication" category of the tech stack.
Passport and Spring Security are both open source tools. It seems that Passport with 15.9K GitHub stars and 936 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Spring Security with 3.63K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks.
Decision6, University of Europe Laureate Digital, and KOACHR are some of the popular companies that use Passport, whereas Spring Security is used by Monkey Exchange, Debut, and Monbanquet.fr. Passport has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Spring Security, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
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