A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security

A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security

OAuth is an emerging Web standard for authorizing limited access to applications and data. It is designed so that users can grant restricted access to resources they own - such as pictures residing on a site like Flickr or SmugMug - to a third-party client like a photo printing site. In the past, it was common to ask the user to share their username and password with the client, a deceptively simple request masking unacceptable security risk. In contrast to this, OAuth promotes a least privilege model, allowing a user to grant limited access to their applications and data by issuing a token with limited capability.

Download this white paper to explore:

  • What exactly is OAuth;
  • Challenges with OAuth;
  • Why OAuth is the only answer and how to iimplement it.

Around the Network

Our website uses cookies. Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how visitors use our website. By browsing inforisktoday.com, you agree to our use of cookies.