Client credentials for application access Implicit was previously recommended for clients without a secret, but has been superseded by using the Authorization Code grant with no secret. Each use case is described in detail below.
They concluded that there were no open standards for API access delegation . The OAuth discussion group was created in Aprilfor the small group of implementers to write the draft proposal for an open protocol. DeWitt Clinton from Google learned of the OAuth project, and expressed his interest in supporting the effort.
In Julythe team drafted an initial specification. Eran Hammer joined and coordinated the many OAuth contributions creating a more formal specification. On December 4,the OAuth Core 1. The event was well attended and there was wide support for formally chartering an OAuth working group within the IETF.
Since August 31,all third party Twitter applications have been required to use OAuth. Security[ edit ] On April 23,a session fixation security flaw in the 1. It relies completely on TLS for some degree of confidentiality and server authentication.
Traditional two-factor authentication using one-time passwords does not prevent this attack, because the phishing site can steal that as well, using it immediately note that Universal 2nd Factor tokens aren't vulnerable to this specific type of attack. In April—Mayabout one million users of Gmail less than 0.
Non-interoperability[ edit ] Because OAuth 2. Further deployment profiling and specification is required for any interoperability. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.
OAuth and other standards[ edit ] OpenID vs. Using OAuth on its own as an authentication method may be referred to as pseudo-authentication.
The communication flow in both processes is similar: Not pictured The user requests a resource or site login from the application. The site sees that the user is not authenticated.
It formulates a request for the identity provider, encodes it, and sends it to the user as part of a redirect URL. The user's browser requests the redirect URL for the identity provider, including the application's request If necessary, the identity provider authenticates the user perhaps by asking them for their username and password Once the identity provider is satisfied that the user is sufficiently authenticated, it processes the application's request, formulates a response, and sends that back to the user along with a redirect URL back to the application.
The user's browser requests the redirect URL that goes back to the application, including the identity provider's response The application decodes the identity provider's response, and carries on accordingly.
OAuth only The response includes an access token which the application can use to gain direct access to the identity provider's services on the user's behalf.
The crucial difference is that in the OpenID authentication use case, the response from the identity provider is an assertion of identity; while in the OAuth authorization use case, the identity provider is also an API provider, and the response from the identity provider is an access token that may grant the application ongoing access to some of the identity provider's APIs, on the user's behalf.
The access token acts as a kind of "valet key" that the application can include with its requests to the identity provider, which prove that it has permission from the user to access those APIs.
Because the identity provider typically but not always authenticates the user as part of the process of granting an OAuth access token, it's tempting to view a successful OAuth access token request as an authentication method itself.
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