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We are currently making the codebase for our company. In this project we upload user data like users ID card, drive license, bills for identity confirmation and a lot of other sensitive data.

My question is why we should use a server that only helps with authentication when we already have to deal with the user data?

From my point of view we are just adding a layer of confusion...

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I can think of a couple of reasons:

  • You can use a tried-and-trusted authentication solution, completely independent of any other code you write. The authentication server is a prime target for hackers.
  • It keeps user authentication separate from your customer service people who are dealing with user data. Again, it reduces the security risk.

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