Play framework security with Silhouette

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Silhouette is a security library for Play framework. Its basically a core only fork of Secure Social, which is another security library for play framework. Secure Social is a great framework for lots of user but my experience with secure social is not that good, nor with some of my friends and colleagues who use Play framework in their application. It’s been thrown out from the projects we worked on. However I am not going to talk about secure social here, technologies are like that only, it works for some people and doesn’t work for some other people, and for whom it do not work they find or build some alternatives. Silhouette is born because of securesocial’s problems, mostly because of its tight coupling. Silhouette is a loosely coupled security library. It gives users the flexibility to inject their own implementation when things don’t seem work with the given implementation.

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