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Passport vs Stormpath: What are the differences?

Developers describe Passport as "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. 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.

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

Passport is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 936 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Passport's open source repository on GitHub.

Decision6, University of Europe Laureate Digital, and KOACHR are some of the popular companies that use Passport, whereas Stormpath is used by Stormpath, Forerunner Games, and Notify-e. Passport has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Stormpath, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Currently, Passport.js repo has 324 open issues, and Jared (the original author) seems to be the one doing most of the work. Also, given that the documentation is not proper. Is it worth using Passport.js?

As of now, StackShare shows it has 29 companies using it. How do you implement auth in your project or your company? Are there any good alternatives to Passport.js? Should I implement auth from scratch?

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I would recommend Auth0 only if you are willing to shell out money. You can keep up with their free version only for a very limited time and as per our experience as a growing startup where budget is an issue, their support was not very helpful as they first asked us to sign a commercial agreement even before helping us t o find out whether Auth0 fits our use case or not! But otherwise Auth0 is a great platform to speed up authentication. In our case we had to move to alternatives like Casbin for multi-tenant authorization!

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Pros of Passport
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      Authentication
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      User Management
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      API Authentication
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      Token Authentication
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      Security Workflows
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      Secure
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      Easy setup and great support
    • 7
      Great customer support
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      they manage the required, so I can focus on innovation
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      Private Deployment
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      Will sign BAA for HIPAA-compliance
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      Rapid Development
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      SAML Support

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        Discontinued

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      What is Passport?

      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.

      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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      Palo Alto, CA, US; San Francisco, CA, US; New York City, NY, US; Seattle, WA, US
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      San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US; Seattle, WA, US
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      What are some alternatives to Passport and Stormpath?
      Auth0
      A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
      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.
      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.
      Keycloak
      It is an Open Source Identity and Access Management For Modern Applications and Services. It adds authentication to applications and secure services with minimum fuss. No need to deal with storing users or authenticating users. It's all available out of the box.
      OAuth2
      It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
      See all alternatives