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Discussion on: What is IDaaS and Why Use One?

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Jen Miller • Edited

"user identity management is a complex feature to build and manage, especially security-wise" while might be true, doesn't mean a developer should avoid it.

In reality, there are number of factors a developer should consider before using a IDaaS, and shouldn't use a service simply because 'someone told me it's hard to do'. There are some benefits and also major disadvantages of using a IDaaS.

It's important a developer understands both factors making the decision. It's not a slam dunk decision to use a service (especially for authentication). I've integrated systems with Auth0 and others. It worked very well for some organizations, but was a huge cost sink for others.