Should an application handle user credentials?

Pam Lahoud

With development of standard authentication protocols like WS-federation, SAML and OAuth, there should be very few situations where a web application has to implement its own storage and logic for handling user credentials. This blog from Premier Developer consultant Marius Rochon enumerates the benefits of using out-of-the-box authentication solutions, some myths preventing their adoption and possible exceptions for not using these solutions.


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