May 31 • 30M

Opening Up Authentication: SuperTokens with Advait Ruia

"We want to be the best of both the build and buy argument. Be very quick to implement off the shelf, but as good as if you'd built it yourself."

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Advait Ruia (@Advait_Ruia) is the co-founder of SuperTokens, the open-source user authentication and authorization framework. SuperTokens integrates natively into both your

front-end client and your backend endpoint. This approach gives developers more control over the user experience and allows for custom workflows. Tune in to find out why SuperTokens aims to be the best of both the build and the buy argument for authentication solutions.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • How SuperTokens evolved from a blog post on session management into a full-fledged infrastructure company

  • Why there is increasing demand for authentication providers

  • Do founders need to be in the Bay Area?

  • Advait’s advice for building community and providing support

  • Areas where SuperTokens could use outside contributions


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