SecureSocial Authorization

SecureSocial is a plugin for Play Framework applications that provides authentication and authorization services.

#What is SecureSocial?

SecureSocial is a library written in Scala that provides authentication and authorization for web applications. It is built on top of the popular Play Framework, a web framework for Scala and Java applications. SecureSocial offers a flexible and extensible way to implement various authentication and authorization mechanisms in a web application, such as social login with OAuth, OpenID, or custom authentication providers.

#SecureSocial Key Features

Most recognizable SecureSocial features include:

  • Support for multiple authentication providers, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, OpenID, and custom providers.
  • Flexible and extensible authentication and authorization workflows, with customizable templates and views.
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) with support for defining roles and permissions, and checking user permissions in a controller or view.
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) with support for time-based one-time passwords (TOTP).
  • Support for user registration and password reset workflows.
  • Integration with Play Framework’s security features, such as CSRF protection and session management.
  • SecureSocial can be used in a variety of use-cases, including:

#SecureSocial Use-Cases

Some of the SecureSocial use-cases are:

  • Adding authentication and authorization to a new or existing Play Framework web application.
  • Implementing social login with popular authentication providers.
  • Defining custom authentication and authorization workflows tailored to the specific requirements of an application.
  • Adding two-factor authentication for increased security.
  • Implementing role-based access control (RBAC) to control access to different parts of an application.
  • Integrating with other Play Framework modules or third-party libraries that require authentication or authorization.

#SecureSocial Summary

SecureSocial is a flexible and extensible library for adding authentication and authorization to Play Framework web applications, with support for various authentication providers and customizable workflows.

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