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Fun With OAuth - Part 1

We’ve been working on implementing some sort of enterprise wide single sign-on (SSO) at work. As part of that we really needed some way to authenticate with web services without depending on Windows or Basic Authentication, which is a phenomenal pain in the butt.

Enter OAuth

OAuth is “An open protocol to allow secure API authorization in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications.” In other words, you can authenticate with it from lots of different places. More...