Category: General

Balance Forecasting: Personal Finance Backed By Stormpath

Developer Robert Chitoiu had long relied on Quicken Online to forecast his bank account balance and make financial decisions. But when Intuit shut down the product, he couldn’t find anything similar that would allow him to create balance projections. The idea for Balance Forecasting was born and he started coding.

Easy Single Sign-On

Update 5/12/2016: Building single sign-on for user management? Learn how to integrate OAuth with our OZorkAuth game!   Since the beginning of time, developers have been writing code to store and handle user accounts. Then Stormpath came out and made that process a lot simpler. Instead of writing all that code yourself, you just make a …

Bootstrapping an Express.js App with Yeoman

UPDATE: This article is no longer up-to-date. Instead, I recommend you check our new guide to bootstrapping Express.js apps. So, you want to build an Express.js web application, eh? Well, you’re in the right place! In this short article I’ll hold your hand, sing you a song (not literally), and walk you through creating a …

Use JWT The Right Way!

Update 5/11/2016: You can now inspect JWTs directly from your Chrome browser with JWTinspector.io! Also, check out the latest on JWTs + Stormpath in our product documentation, get the full rundown on token authentication in our guide to tokens and scalable user management, and don’t forget our very own JJWT tool for creating and verifying tokens. JSON Web …

Building and Deploying a Simple Express.js App with Stormpath and Heroku

Update 2/29/16: These code examples have been updated to reflect the 3.0 release of the express-stormpath integration. Today we’re going to be building a simple web app with Express.js, Stormpath, and Heroku. The app we’re going to build is really basic. It will: Have a simple home page which links to a login / registration …

The Problem with API Authentication in Express

Update 10/22/2016: We’ve just updated this post to reflect the latest changes in our express-stormpath security library. Express has become a popular tool for building REST APIs, which rarely need features that most web frameworks ship with: session and cookie support, templating, etc. Since Express comes with none of these, you can to quickly compose API …

SSO Vs. Centralized Authentication

Single Sign-On (SSO) has become an over-loaded term for many developers. It’s used, sometimes inaccurately, to refer to any tool that simplifies login for the end-user. But SSO has a very specific technical definition, and the confusion increasingly makes it difficult for developers to find the right tool for the job. In most cases, what …

The Pain of Password Reset in Express

Update 2/29/16: These code examples have been updated to reflect the 3.0 release of the express-stormpath integration. I’ve built many Express applications recently, and it’s reminded me of the pains of building password reset functionality since there are many Express tools for handling it. Building password reset is a drag for most developers, every application …

Hosted Login for Modern Web Apps

It’s no big secret: if you’re not using SaaS products to build your next great app, you’re wasting a lot of time. Seasoned web developers have learned to solve common (i.e. annoying) problems with packaged solutions. If you’re really badass, your latest app is a symphony of amazing services, not a monolithic codebase that suffers …

Making Express.js Authentication Fun Again

Update 2/29/16: These code examples have been updated to reflect the 3.0 release of the express-stormpath integration. It’s no secret that if you’re building an Express web app, adding in user authentication is quite difficult. If you google “Express Authentication”, you’ll be directed to the Passport website. While both Passport is a really great tool, …