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derek • Edited

My question was in the specific context of implementation in a product.

I think gone are the days where we can quickly roll out a simple auth strategy as such. Which is the reason why Auth0, okta, firebase, and the oAuth2 protocol in general are so popular.

I think 2020 and beyond a “successful” auth strategy and implementation would be accompanied with a security accreditation from a third party audit.

Also on the many projects I work on, we constantly have an open feedback loop with legal teams to make sure we’re in compliance of newly emerging privacy laws.

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Julian Author

sorry i am not a native english speaker, maybe you can rephrase your question?

why can't you quickly roll out an auth strategy? is saving a user and its password hash not legal anymore?

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sinni800

I find people are unnecessarily afraid of saving a damn email (or user name) and password and glorify complexity like social logins give you... Not sure why that all is, but you can't really fight those windmills

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