OAuth2 vs Passport: What are the differences?
Developers describe OAuth2 as "An open standard for access delegation". 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. On the other hand, Passport is detailed 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.
OAuth2 and Passport 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 OAuth2 is used by Ataccama, BookMeBus, and Mubasher.info. Passport has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to OAuth2, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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