Identity management has been a staple component of software since the dawn of computing: punch card batch jobs and early timesharing systems were protected by username/password authentication. With so much history, you’d think identity management would be a solved problem.
Maybe you’re doing something simple: no sensitive information or privacy issues, and your security requirements are modest, you don’t have many users or many different types of users, you’ve got only a few apps.
And you’re an experienced developer or part of a high-skilled team, been building authentication for apps, sites, APIs, services for years.
And your budget is pared to the bone. Have to make some choices – seems like a no-brainer to save the money for something more strategic.
Let’s be honest: If you’re just using one or two social providers for a simple web application, without needing a username/password database yourself, or any other more elaborate features, it is easy enough to DIY. By all means, leverage the basic authentication libraries you can find in any open source framework, and be done with it.
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