docsify VS netlify-identity-widget

Compare docsify vs netlify-identity-widget and see what are their differences.


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docsify netlify-identity-widget
17 4
20,745 669
2.5% 2.1%
8.0 1.7
4 days ago 13 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of docsify. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of netlify-identity-widget. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-02.
  • Manage and Authenticate Users with Netlify Identity
    2 projects | | 2 Jan 2022
    Leveraging the open-source GoTrue API, Netlify Identity can be added to your site with the Netlify Identity widget by adding this
  • Part 1: How I built our condos's new web pages with Gatsby and Chakra UI
    4 projects | | 12 Sep 2021
    In the first version of the website, I used Netlify Identity, which is Netlify's own authentication solution. With Netlify Identity Widget it is easy to add authentication, but I quickly discovered that I missed some more advanced functionality. I therefore switched to Auth0, which to a greater extent allowed me to tailor the login solution. Auth0 also had some functionality I needed to create a user admin dashboard, like role-based authentication.
  • Part 3: Authentication and private routes in Gatsby
    3 projects | | 12 Sep 2021
    However, it soon became apparent that Netlify Identity had some limitations. One was that the login alert was not in Norwegian (I translated it and opened a pull request, but could not wait for it to go through. It's been 7 months now...). The other reason for not sticking with Netlify Identify was that I started working on a dashboard for user account management where I would need some more advanced functionality than Netlify Identity Widget could provide. After some research, I ended up choosing Auth0.
  • Ask HN: Cheapest/ easiest way to host a static site
    12 projects | | 26 Mar 2021
    How do you know that Netlify is production ready? I found Netlify Identity to not be production ready* and now I'm not so sure about the rest of the platform.

    * Three reasons. 1) The identity widget has people setting it up in such a way that tokens aren't refreshed and logins last only an hour. 2) Netlify Identity keeps bumping me out despite having gone out of my way to get it configured properly. I don't know why but the issue has lasted for weeks. 3) In development mode, the token can't be verified without making a request to Netlify Functions, and the suggested path (in Redwood.js at least) is to just parse the JWT without verifying it.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing docsify and netlify-identity-widget you can also consider the following projects:

Docusaurus - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

front-matter - Extract YAML front matter from strings

VuePress - πŸ“ Minimalistic Vue-powered static site generator

BookStack - A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel

MkDocs - Project documentation with Markdown.

JSDoc - An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.


Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

nextra - The Next.js Static Site Generator

typedoc - Documentation generator for TypeScript projects.

auth0-java - Java client library for the Auth0 platform