Devise or Authlogic?

Hello all,

is there any general law what you follow choose authentication system?
Are there any good article about pros/contras?

Thanks,
gezope

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM, shyam [email protected]
wrote:

Hi…

If you are new to rails go for authlogic.
because device needs lots of customization .

Devise gives you a heads up start, and its modular. Yes, it needs
customization but any authentication solution would need that because
everyone has its own set of requirements

Hi…

If you are new to rails go for authlogic.
because device needs lots of customization .

Thanks and regards,
Shyam
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If you just need a simple authentication system you can also roll your
own. Ryan B. has a good screencast for it at Railscasts.com:
http://railscasts.com/episodes/250-authentication-from-scratch

The Railscast on rolling your own authentication solution was made later
than the Railscasts on Devise. Ryan made the later cast on rolling your
own because he kept getting a lot of questions on Devise.

… as well as Devise screencasts
http://railscasts.com/episodes/209-introducing-devise
http://railscasts.com/episodes/210-customizing-devise

Watch for them and see why Ryan suggests to use Devise

Neither, go with the external authentication omniauth gem. People don’t
like
to register to any web sites. They like to use their existing accounts.

Thanks for all, I’ll watch all related screencasts and make decision.
Do you use mixed authentication? Like Devise with Omniauth together?
Thanks again, all helped a lot!
Zoltan

Nice article on how to use omniauth.

http://blog.railsrumble.com/blog/2010/10/08/intridea-omniauth
http://blog.railsrumble.com/blog/2010/10/08/intridea-omniauth

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM, shyam [email protected]
wrote:

Hi…

If you are new to rails go for authlogic.
because device needs lots of customization .

I’m not new to Rails and I go with a +1 to authlogic.
I just tried Devise, but seemed too much for me. I love Authlogic’s
simplicity.

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On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Hassan S. <
[email protected]> wrote:

authentication method, which means that if a user doesn’t use any of
your offered providers (or prefers not to), s/he’s out of luck.

Not really. The user can still click on a provider icon and signup right
there. It is better to offload authentication to the main stream sites.
I
don’t see a reason for providing a fifth wheel :). Let’s face it. No one
wants to fill out another registration form and compromise their
password or
worst remember yet another password.

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 6:14 AM, Alex K. [email protected]
wrote:

Neither, go with the external authentication omniauth gem. People don’t like
to register to any web sites. They like to use their existing accounts.

That seems like a pretty sweeping statement, especially without any
context as to a given site’s audience.

It doesn’t appear to me that omniauth offers an alternate local account
authentication method, which means that if a user doesn’t use any of
your offered providers (or prefers not to), s/he’s out of luck.

Something to consider.


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Alex K. [email protected]
wrote:

Not really. The user can still click on a provider icon and signup right
there. It is better to offload authentication to the main stream sites. I
don’t see a reason for providing a fifth wheel :). Let’s face it. No one
wants to fill out another registration form and compromise their password or
worst remember yet another password.

How is “click on a provider icon and signup right there” any different,
then, other than passing this off to a third party who the user may or
may not perceive as “trusted”, compared to your site?

I’d love to see some A/B testing on task abandonment using the two
approaches, but in the absence of it I’ll remain skeptical about the use
of this across the board.

YMMV,

Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

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