OAuth 2.0 implementation
roy at panix.com
Tue Mar 27 05:57:13 CEST 2012
In article <878vimhfdp.fsf at benfinney.id.au>,
Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:
> > In article <87haxahh51.fsf at benfinney.id.au>,
> > Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > > As someone who uses OpenID, what can I read about why OAuth is better?
> > OpenID is for people who worry about things like how OpenID is different
> > from OAuth. Oauth is for people who have no idea what OAuth is and just
> > want to be able to log into web sites using their Facebook account.
> So, if I want to be free to choose an identity provider I trust, and
> it's not Facebook or Google or Twitter or other privacy-hostile
> services, how does OAuth help me do that?
It doesn't. Well, in theory, it could, but in practice everybody's
OAuth implementation is different enough that they don't interoperate.
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