OAuth 2.0 implementation

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Mar 27 05:11:54 CEST 2012

Demian Brecht <demianbrecht at gmail.com> writes:

> I'm getting close to an alpha release of an OAuth 2.0 implementation
> (https://github.com/demianbrecht/py-sanction).

Thank you for doing this work.

As someone who uses OpenID, what can I read about why OAuth is better?

Everything I read is targeted toward either people *implementing* OAuth,
or people who use “social networking”. Nothing much for people who want
to control their own identity provider (in OpenID terms).

Is OAuth not possible without relying on “social networking” centralised
services? Can we use OAuth services without some Google or Facebook or
other gatekeeper imposing itself in the transaction?

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Ben Finney

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