# Overview

The @feathersjs/authentication plugins provide a collection of tools for managing username/password, JWT and OAuth (GitHub, Facebook etc.) authentication as well as custom authentication mechanisms and for authenticating on the client.

It consists of the following core modules:

Important: @feathersjs/authentication is an abstraction for different authentication mechanisms. It does not handle things like user verification or password reset functionality etc. This can be implemented manually, with the help of libraries like feathers-authentication-management or a platform like Auth0.