Authentication/authorization are two crucial components of web apps. I find it very surprising that Play doesn’t have out-of-the-box support for handling them, i.e. ready to use components that you can plug into your app, depending on your requirements. If you look at vertx - https://vertx.io/docs/#authentication-and-authorization - they provide various components for different needs. Spring is the same.
Granted, there are libraries written by third-party developers that support Play (they can be found here: https://www.playframework.com/documentation/2.8.x/ModuleDirectory), but it’s hard to choose. In some cases you can hear the crickets - those components are not developed anymore, or the respective devs don’t have time/funding to continue and those components support older versions of Play.
Can someone from Lightbend please comment? Do you provide such components for subscribers only? Just curious. What do people use for authentication and authorization these days?