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OAuth is described as 'open standard for authorization. It allows users to share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact lists) stored on one site with another site without having to hand out their credentials, typically supplying username and password tokens instead' and is an website in the online services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OAuth, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac. The best alternative is OpenID, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to OAuth are humanID, itsme, Twitter connect and Portier.

This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online

OAuth is an open standard for authorization. It allows users to share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact...

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  1. OpenID

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    OpenID is an open standard that describes how users can be authenticated in a decentralized manner, eliminating the need for services to provide their own ad hoc systems and allowing users to consolidate their digital identities.

  2. humanID

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    A project of the Bluenumber Foundation, humanID is an independent single sign-on built for privacy and designed to restore integrity to the web. We believe the path to a safer internet is a user-centric digital identity system that is both accountable and anonymous.



  3. itsme

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone

    a smarter way to be you.

  4. Twitter connect

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Place a button on your site or application which allows Twitter users to enjoy the benefits of a registered user account in as little as one click. Works on websites, iOS, mobile and desktop applications.

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  5. Portier

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Portier (pronounced "Por-tee-ay") is a self-hostable login service that you can use instead of passwords.

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    Screw OAuth... Portier is the way to go!

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  6. Unikname Connect

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Unikname Connect is a next-gen login solution that protects your users’ digital identity and your business from hacks.

  7. EmerSSL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Distributed network security infrastructure based on self-signed clients SSL certificates and cryptocurrency blockchain

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  8. IndieAuth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    IndieAuth is a way to use your own domain name to sign in to websites. It works by linking your website to authentication providers such as Twitter or Google, then entering your domain name in the login form on websites that support IndieAuth.

  9. DandyID

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    DandyID is a single access point for managing and sharing your online social identifiers.

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  10. Facebook Connect

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Facebook Connect is a set of APIs from Facebook that enable Facebook members to log onto third-party websites, applications, mobile devices and gaming systems with their Facebook identity.

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