Authentication for the REST of us

A presentation at Nation JS in in Washington, DC, USA by Divya

Auth is a a daunting concept to grok, especially for the uninitiated. In addition to the many authentication strategies to choose from, there are also many cloud based authentication services available. Deciding the best authentication strategy for your application can be an incredibly overwhelming decision. In this session, we journey through the steps of securing a web application by taking a bare bones web application and progressively adding authentication to it. In the process of adding authentication, we will demystify the wonderful world of web authentication to take our web security skills to the next level!

In addition to covering a real world example, I will be covering simple tools and techniques you can use to start integrating authentication into applications without the stress.