# general


12/16/2021, 7:59 PM
Auth0 is having issues again. I was complaining to a friend about how we used to be trending towards making auth safer and easier with frameworks, but that as an industry we have shifted towards magical saas solutions that have pretty questionable trade offs. He's starting a company soon and asked me basic things about how auth works, which led me down the path of googling what sort of stuff is out there these days. I didn't know about keycloak until a couple weeks ago when I helped someone understand client certificates and build them for that, so I checked out their documentation a bit more and searched for alternatives and found you guys listed as an alternative.