Easy to integrate
Silhouette comes with an Activator template that gives you a complete sample application which is 100% customizable. You must only select the template play-silhouette-seed in your Activator UI. It was never been easier to start a new Silhouette application.
Out of the box support for leading social services such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and GitHub. It also provides a credentials provider with supports local login functionality.
Asynchronous, non-blocking operations
We follow the Reactive Manifesto. This means that all requests and web service calls are asynchronous, non blocking operations. For the event handling part of Silhouette we use Akka’s Event Bus implementation. And lastly all persistence interfaces are defined to return Scala Futures.
Very customizable, extendable and testable
From the ground up Silhouette was designed to be as customizable, extendable and testable as possible. All components can be enhanced via inheritance or replaced based on their traits, thanks to its loosely coupled design.
Silhouette makes it very easy to internationalize your application by passing the Play Framework Request and Lang objects around, if internationalization comes into play.
Silhouette is a security component which protects your users from being compromised by attackers. Therefore we try to cover the complete code with unit and integration tests.
Follows the OWASP Authentication Cheat Sheet
Silhouette implements and promotes best practices such as described by the OWASP Authentication Cheat Sheet like Password Strength Controls, SSL Client Authentication or use of authentication protocols that require no password.