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We've successfuly started using Auth0 at SoftwareMill and the available extension points have been sufficient so far. But more projects and more production experience is needed to verify if anything important is missing.
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Finally, Auth0 uses the OAuth2 standard for authorization, and the identity layer conforms to OpenID Connect (see also this introduction to the standards).
JSON Web Tokens are an open, industry standard RFC 7519 method for representing claims securely between two parties.
OAuth2 relies on signed tokens being passed between interested parties. The tokens that Auth0 creates are JWT tokens, hence in an almost-human readable JSON format. That's yet another standard, which you can encounter when implementing the security layer of your application.
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We're commonly doing this with logging, using services such as Loggly or DataDog. We're using managed databases, be it on AWS, Heroku or database-vendor-specific solutions. We're storing binaries on S3. Externalising user authentication and authorization might be a good candidate as well.
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Auth0 is a program for people to get authentication and authorization services for their own business use.
Recently at our semi-regular architecture discussion group, we've been looking at the Auth0 service: what it is, how it works and when it might be a good idea to use it.