OAuth: The Big Picture

OAuth has become standard practice for large social media APIs and it's becoming common across enterprise APIs. OAuth is good for your customers' security and experience making is critical if you want adoption on your API. This e-book will help you understand how OAuth fits with APIs and the emerging world of open platforms, its advantages and challenges, what role it can play for your products, and without having to know the fine details of the protocol.

  • Open platforms and security
  • How does OAuth work?
  • OAuth flow for mobile apps
  • OAuth for API providers
  • Implementing OAuth 2.0
  • Two-legged and three-legged OAuth
  • Where not to use OAuth