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Authentication with Node.js, JWTs, and Oracle Database

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Authentication isn’t exactly hard, it’s just that there are a lot of moving pieces to consider. Should you provide local authentication or 3rd party authentication via identity providers such as Google and Facebook? Can you reuse an existing credential store like Active Directory? What libraries should you use to help you encrypt passwords and manage logins? Should you use cookie based authentication with sessions or use the emerging JSON Web Token (JWT) standard instead. Are there libraries for JWTs? Which is the best? Okay fine, authentication is hard. But it’s also necessary.
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