SuperTokens is the most secure solution for user session management - enabling robust prevention and detection of attacks. We mitigate against all types of attacks (XSS, MITM, session fixation, CSRF etc) and are the only ones that we know of to scalably implement detection of auth token theft (as per the official OAuth 2.0 specifications in RFC 6819). We have solved the scalability, race conditions and failure issues usually associated with this. Fitbit tried to implement theft detection in 2016 but was unable to do so. Many companies build their own session management solution - which can take weeks to months (depending on developer experience and robustness of their solution). Ours can be rapidly integrated with in a few days.
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Table of Contents
- 🚀 What is SuperTokens?
- 🏗️ Architecture
- ☕ Why Java?
- 🔥 SuperTokens vs Others
- 🛠️ Building from source
- 👥 Community
- 👩💻 Contributing
- 📝 License
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🚀 What is SuperTokens?
SuperTokens is an open core alternative to proprietary login providers like Auth0 or AWS Cognito. We are different because we offer:
- Open source: SuperTokens can be used for free, forever, with no limits on the number of users.
- An on-premises deployment so that you control 100% of your user data, using your own database.
- An end to end solution with login, sign ups, user and session management, without all the complexities of OAuth protocols.
- Ease of implementation and higher security.
- Extensibility: Anyone can contribute and make SuperTokens better!
Authentication directly affects UX, dev experience and security of any app. We believe that current solutions are unable to optimise for all three "pillars", leading to a large number of applications hand rolling their own auth. This not only leads to security issues, but is also a massive time drain.
We want to change that - we believe the only way is to provide a solution that has the right level of abstraction, gives you maximum control, is secure, and is simple to use - just like if you build it yourself, from scratch (minus the time to learn, build and maintain).
We also believe in the principle of least vendor lockin. Your having full control of your user's data means that you can switch away from SuperTokens without forcing your existing users to logout, reset their passwords or in the worst case, sign up again.
Features - Click here to see the demo app.
- Please visit our website to see the list of features.
- We want to make features as decoupled as possible. This means, you can use SuperTokens for just login, or just session management, or both. In fact, we also offer session management integrations with other login providers like Auth0.
The docs can be seen on our website.
There is more information about SuperTokens on the GitHub wiki section.
- Frontend SDK: Responsible for rendering the login UI widgets and managing session tokens automatically.
- Backend SDK: Provides APIs for sign-up, sign-in, signout, session refreshing etc... You can also disable these default APIs and build your own using the provided functions from this SDK.
- SuperTokens Core: This is an HTTP service that contains the core logic for auth and sessions. It's also responsible for interfacing with the database.
For more information, please visit our GitHub wiki section.
☕ Why Java?
- ✅ Whilst running Java can seem difficult, we provide the JDK along with the binary / docker image when distributing it. This makes running SuperTokens just like running any other http microservice.
- ✅ Java has a very mature ecosystem. This implies that third party libraries have been battled tested.
- ✅ Java's strong type system ensures fewer bugs and easier maintainability. This is especially important when many people are expected to work on the same project.
- ✅ Our team is most comfortable with Java and hiring for great Java developers is relatively easy as well.
🔥 SuperTokens vs others
Please find a detailed comparison chart on our website
🛠️ Building from source
Please see our wiki for instructions.
If you think this is a project you could use in the future, please :star2: this repository!
Contributors (across all SuperTokens repositories)
Rishabh Poddar Advait Ruia Bhumil Sarvaiya Joel Coutinho Rakesh UP Mufassir Kazi Nemi Shah Rohit Bhatia Madhu Mahadevan Aidar Nugmanoff Arnav Dewan NkxxkN LordChadiwala Luiz Soares Sudipto Ghosh Fabricio20 metallicmonkey Vidhyanshu Jain Domenico Luciani Enzo Batrov Eloïse Isautier Ákos Resch Chotu Chaudhary Tomáš Horáček Sam Bauch Alexey Tylindus
Please see the CONTRIBUTING.md file for instructions.
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