authorize VS pow

Compare authorize vs pow and see what are their differences.


Rule based authorization for Elixir (by jfrolich)


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authorize pow
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0.0 10.0
over 2 years ago about 2 years ago
Elixir CoffeeScript
MIT License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of pow. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-29.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing authorize and pow you can also consider the following projects:

bodyguard - Simple authorization conventions for Phoenix apps

canada - Easy permission definitions in Elixir apps!

sheriff - Build simple and robust authorization systems with just Elixir and Plug


phx_gen_auth - An authentication system generator for Phoenix 1.5 applications.

guardian - Elixir Authentication

terminator - 🛡 Modern elixir ACL/ABAC library for managing granular user abilities and permissions

speakeasy - Middleware based authorization for Absinthe GraphQL powered by Bodyguard

Pundit - Simple authorization helpers for Elixir stucts, like Ruby's Pundit

openmaize - No longer maintained - was an Authentication library for Plug-based applications in Elixir

htpasswd - Apache httpasswd file reader/writer in Elixir

oauth2 - An Elixir OAuth 2.0 Client Library