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Redux Auth - is it dead?

Hi all,

All over the place I see people ranking Redux Auth as the best auth lib for CI. But honestly, I can't see why? There's no documentation available, there's no support, and the official google code site hasn't been updated in a looooong time.

Of course, Redux Auth is clean and non-bloating (coming only with a few files) but if we can't use it and we can't rely on any upgrade to come, then I can't see me marrying Redux any time soon.

Or am I missing something? IS it easy to use Redux, is it reliable, does it have standard auth features (and yes, I consider recover password to be an auth feature although not strictly having to do with authentication)?

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to use Redux because it seems simple - the feature list and the sales effort of Redux sound promising, but I just couldn't see it when I opened the box.

For now I have been using Tank Auth for a while and it seems to do the job. However, it's a rewrite of the much-bloated DX Auth. And the latter is shooting ducks with bazookas but it works.

Pleeeeeease comment on this! Smile


[eluser]Phil Sturgeon[/eluser]
If you like Redux Auth then give Ion Auth a try. Ben Edmunds took over where Redux Auth 2 BETA left off and we have both been going through the code, simplifying and improving it.

We fixed the last of the known bugs between us yesterday.


For real? So, would you say Ion Auth is in BETA now?

Didn't see any docs or examples yet, would you like to post one on GH and I will test the auth lib right away.

Just for reference, this is a must-read: a great SO.com thread one concerning auth lib, specifically the third entry by Jens Roland:


Do you feel your new Ion lib matches his criteria?


[eluser]Phil Sturgeon[/eluser]
I read that the other day, but if you notice it is over a year old and not particularly relevant anymore.

Ion Auth has no official status, its BETA I guess, but I am using it in a app at work and it works perfectly so far. I have even added some crazy code to allow you to:

- Run the user system on a multi-domain website where each domain needs to have unique users, but they can register for either
- Allow a user to sign up under different user groups. Eg: a user can have a admin account AND a user account of they wished.

Pretty sure no other auth system can do that. :-)

Phil do you have a zip package that i can get of this?

[eluser]Phil Sturgeon[/eluser]
No, but GitHub does :-)


Sweet thankyou. I'm gonna put this into production as well... only a small site with a few users to test it out. Will let you know what happens! (You think it's removed most of bugs yeah? Smile )

[eluser]Phil Sturgeon[/eluser]
I've probably put a few in. Poor Ben...

Haha... well we'll see! Well im gonna have to change the DB schema and some of the associated functions as it will be used on a CMS type system so will let you know eitherway what happens!

Phil - I just tried to use this but i think maybe you copied the wrong file into the config folder? It is a copy of the ion_auth in the library folder so it is throwing up an error.. Could you check this? Smile

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