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Discussion on: The Easiest Way to Add Node.js User Authentication

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James Q Quick Author

I mean I'm not going to "redo" the guide for a specific person... if you don't want to use Auth0 and have you have an approach that you prefer, that's totally fine.

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Well, you work for Auth0 right? But your byline doesn't mention that, just "James is a Developer, Speaker, and Teacher ..."
I think you should at least retitle it "How to use Auth0 to..." and even disclose this as paid content marketing. There's a free tier and the article is very solid, so why not own it? Otherwise it just feels deceptive.

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Manav Misra

Here's a better idea 💡. Say thanks for the great information that he took to write up (probably outside of his working hours), and if you don't appreciate that there are a lot of other articles on here for you to read.

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James Q Quick Author

Ok, point taken. For what it's worth, I've updated my tagline to include my role at Auth0. That said, I only put stuff on my personal brand that I believe in. I didn't post this because I'm an employee at Auth0. I posted it because I truly believe this is the easiest way to handle authentication in Node.js. If I started a Node app tomorrow, this is what I would do. In no way was I trying to deceptively drive people to Auth0. I wrote the article and the title specifically because I believe in what it says.

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Manav Misra

That's 🆒 of you to do. I wouldn't have bothered personally.😼

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James Q Quick Author

hahah thanks! I want to be fair to people who invest the time to read and leave feedback. I can see why someone would be skeptical of an Auth0 employee writing Auth0 content as his own...but I think the people that know me better know it's because I genuinely believe in what I share on my personal platforms :)