OAuth 2.0 implementation

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Mar 27 06:24:35 CEST 2012

Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:

> In article <878vimhfdp.fsf at benfinney.id.au>,
>  Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > 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.

Thanks. So OAuth is a pseudo-standard that is implemented incompatibly
to the extent that it doesn't actually give users the freedom to migrate
their existing data and identity at will to any other OAuth implementor?

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Ben Finney

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