DASHPORT is Deno’s first authentication middleware module for both the local login and OAuth 2.0 flows. Just like its Node.js predecessor, Passport, it’s lightweight, incredibly modular, and can be plugged into any Oak-based web app (with plans to accommodate more Deno middleware frameworks as competitors to Oak emerge). Dashport turns setting up authentication in your app from a project in-and-of itself to a single bullet point on your to-do list.

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