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Auth0 vs Stormpath: What are the differences?

What is Auth0? Token-based Single Sign On for your Apps and APIs with social, databases and enterprise identities. A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.

What is Stormpath? 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.

Auth0 and Stormpath can be categorized as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

Some of the features offered by Auth0 are:

  • User and Password support with verification and forgot password email workflow
  • Painless SAML Auth with Enterprises
  • Integration with 20+ Social Providers

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

"JSON web token" is the top reason why over 47 developers like Auth0, while over 26 developers mention "Authentication" as the leading cause for choosing Stormpath., Chattermill, and White Rabbit Express are some of the popular companies that use Auth0, whereas Stormpath is used by Stormpath, Forerunner Games, and Notify-e. Auth0 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 121 company stacks & 55 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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Decisions about Auth0 and Stormpath
Ryan Wans

Using Auth0 and JWT with a simple session management server is easy and takes care of a lot of the hassle of setting up authentication. We feel safe having Auth0 handle and store our user data knowing their databases are way more secure than anything we could have setup ourselves. They also provide great tools like WebHooks and action events to pull critical metadata to our API when we need it.

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Brent Maxwell
Amazon CognitoAmazon Cognito

I started our team on Amazon Cognito because I was a Solutions Architect at AWS and found it really easy to follow the tutorials and get a basic app up and running with it.

When our team started working with it, they very quickly became frustrated because of the poor documentation. After 4 days of trying to get all the basic passwordless auth working, our lead engineer made the decision to abandon it and try Auth0... and managed to get everything implemented in 4 hours.

The consensus was that Cognito just isn't mature enough or well-documented, and that the implementation does not cater for real world use cases the way that it should. I believe Amplify has made some of this simpler, but I would still recommend Auth0 as it's been bulletproof for us, and is a sensible price.

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Pros of Auth0
Pros of Stormpath
  • 62
    JSON web token
  • 30
    Integration with 20+ Social Providers
  • 20
  • 19
    It's a universal solution
  • 14
    Amazing Documentation
  • 11
    Heroku Add-on
  • 8
    Enterprise support
  • 7
    Extend platform with "rules"
  • 7
    Great Sample Repos
  • 4
    Azure Add-on
  • 3
  • 3
    Easy integration, non-intrusive identity provider
  • 2
  • 2
    On-premise deployment
  • 2
    It can integrate seamlessly with firebase
  • 2
  • 2
    Great documentation, samples, UX and Angular support
  • 1
    Great support
  • 1
    Active Directory support
  • 1
  • 1
    SAML Support
  • 1
    Will sign BAA for HIPAA-compliance
  • 1
    OpenID Connect (OIDC) Support
  • 1
  • 0
  • 27
  • 21
    User Management
  • 19
    API Authentication
  • 17
    Token Authentication
  • 17
    Security Workflows
  • 16
  • 7
    Great customer support
  • 7
    Easy setup and great support
  • 6
    they manage the required, so I can focus on innovation
  • 3
    Private Deployment
  • 2
    Will sign BAA for HIPAA-compliance
  • 1
    Rapid Development
  • 0
    SAML Support

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Cons of Auth0
Cons of Stormpath
  • 12
    Pricing too high (Developer Pro)
  • 7
    Poor support
  • 4
    Status page not reflect actual status
  • 3
    Rapidly changing API
  • 4

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What is Auth0?

A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.

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 Auth0 and Stormpath?
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.
Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
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.
OAuth is a protocol that aimed to provide a single secure recipe to manage authorizations. It is now used by almost every web application. However, 30+ different implementations coexist. fixes this massive problem by acting as a universal adapter, thanks to a robust API. With integrating OAuth takes minutes instead of hours or days.
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