The Modern Guide to OAuth

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on news.ycombinator.com

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    application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service

    Yet somehow all of these proprietary software companies (FusionAuth, Auth0, …) cling to the only „open protocol“ to push „portability“ of protocols. But the problem of portability is really a problem of data (you user’s data and migrating that data from system A to B), not the way you exchange or validate tokens or cookies.

    I think it’s exciting to see new open source projects like https://github.com/ory/kratos or https://github.com/supertokens/supertokens-core that finally break up this misconception!

  • SuperTokens Community

    Open source alternative to Auth0 / Firebase Auth / AWS Cognito

    application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service

    Yet somehow all of these proprietary software companies (FusionAuth, Auth0, …) cling to the only „open protocol“ to push „portability“ of protocols. But the problem of portability is really a problem of data (you user’s data and migrating that data from system A to B), not the way you exchange or validate tokens or cookies.

    I think it’s exciting to see new open source projects like https://github.com/ory/kratos or https://github.com/supertokens/supertokens-core that finally break up this misconception!

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • the-usher-server

    Authorization server. The Usher looks at your ticket and tells you where you're authorized to go.

  • fusionauth-site

    Website and documentation for FusionAuth

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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