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OAuth2 Flows

Authorization, OAuth, OAuth2, OAuth2 Flows

Simplest OAuth Introduction: The Outcome of Years of Dedication to OAuth

We live and breathe OAuth so we believe that we can write the simplest OAuth introduction, which is high-level yet technical enough to be useful to investors, managers, and engineers alike. Ready? Strap on for the ride. If we did not do a good job, let us know at the end. NOTE: Essentially we are talking about OAuth2 even though we use the term OAuth.   What is OAuth? OAuth is a protocol that enables a web service to request…

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OAuth2 Introduction Through Flow Diagrams in 5-minutes
September 6, 2018
OAuth2 Flows, Security

OAuth2 Introduction Through Flow Diagrams in 5-minutes

Introduction to OAuth2 OAuth2 is a standard for streamlining the process of enabling a user to grant authorization to a web service or application to access her data or perform something on her behalf on another web service (OAuth provider). There are 4 different OAuth2 flows, and to understand which best suit your needs, refer to this. In this article, we want to create a simple introduction that enables engineers, managers, and investors to understand the high level flow of…

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Simplest OAuth Introduction: The Outcome of Years of Dedication to OAuth
October 12, 2018
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Introduction to OAuth2 Grant Types in 2-Minutes With Pictures

OAuth2 is complicated. We want to make it simple to understand and remember. After hours of cracking our heads, we carefully crafted 4 images, one for each OAuth2 grant type, and place them side-by-side, to simulate a ‘spot-the-difference’ puzzle, which makes it easy to compare them at a glance. The key to understanding each OAuth2 grant type is by observing their ratings in each of the following 3 categories, which ranges from a score of 1 (low) to 3 (high):…

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OAuth2 Flows, Security

The OAuth2 Grant Type/Flow Introduction – In Simplified Pictures

The simplified introduction and quickest reference for all 4 OAuth2 Grant Types also known as OAuth2 Flows. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ so we carefully crafted a picture for each OAuth2 Grant Type to depict the important details, and highlight the differences between the 4 flows. For more details on choosing the correct OAuth2 Grant Type for your needs, see this. UPDATE: Based on feedback, most people have indicated that this is great as a quick reference, but…

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