Sorcery VS JWT

Compare Sorcery vs JWT and see what are their differences.

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Sorcery JWT
10 9
1,408 3,552
0.8% 0.2%
5.0 7.6
6 days ago 19 days ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Sorcery

Posts with mentions or reviews of Sorcery. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-10.
  • Everything was going great until I installed Devise!
    2 projects | /r/rails | 10 Jun 2023
    I have been using devise for a while and it has consistently given me issues. I have wistfully been staring at sorcery for a while now but cant justify the switch since devise is already in the project.
  • What is used for authentication in Rails nowadays?
    3 projects | /r/rails | 10 Feb 2023
  • Authentication with Sorcery, RSpec, and Rails 7: Building a simple Rails CMS - Part 1
    3 projects | dev.to | 29 Jan 2022
    We'll be installing Sorcery based off this tutorial in their wiki. I'm modifying a little bit since we are creating something different, but also because their tutorial is a bit outdated since it is based off an older version of Rails.
  • Webpacker Retired
    9 projects | /r/rails | 19 Jan 2022
  • What are your top useful gems?
    4 projects | /r/rails | 18 Jan 2022
  • A November of WTFs
    3 projects | dev.to | 19 Nov 2021
    But does it have to be so soon? There are other areas where I'm just as ignorant as I was about the inner workings of authentication (see "the database" below), and in these areas there's not a gem that can automatically solve the problem for me—which is what I've ended up doing for authentication in my own project: even though I could build authentication from scratch, instead I'm using an authentication gem because the effect is exactly the same, but with less code in my app for me to maintain. (Rather than Devise, I've chosen the more lightweight alternative Sorcery. It's simple enough that I can still understand and control the authentication flow, while also providing enough conveniences that I don't have to write out implementation details from scratch.)
  • Why there is no simple default auth in Rails?
    5 projects | /r/rails | 20 Sep 2021
    Also Sorcery is, despite its name, a little less magic than Devise.
    5 projects | /r/rails | 20 Sep 2021
    Rails doesn’t even have a user model by default as opposed to Django (in the past) because Auth is very much dependent on your app. There’s devise for when you need batteries included and if that’s too much there are smaller gems like https://github.com/Sorcery/sorcery
  • Easy has_secure_password API authentication
    3 projects | dev.to | 21 Jan 2021
    sorcery

JWT

Posts with mentions or reviews of JWT. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Sorcery and JWT you can also consider the following projects:

Devise Token Auth - Token based authentication for Rails JSON APIs. Designed to work with jToker and ng-token-auth.

Devise - Flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden.

Doorkeeper - Doorkeeper is an OAuth 2 provider for Ruby on Rails / Grape.

Authlogic - A simple ruby authentication solution.

OAuth2 - A Ruby wrapper for the OAuth 2.0 protocol.

Knock - Seamless JWT authentication for Rails API

Clearance - Rails authentication with email & password.

OmniAuth - OmniAuth is a flexible authentication system utilizing Rack middleware.