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OAuth

  • Michael Schwartz
  • Maciej Machulak
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Abstract

OAuth 2.0 (or simply as “OAuth” because OAuth 1.0 is now irrelevant) defines a mechanism for using bearer tokens to make authorized HTTP requests. Simple possession of a bearer token enables access. For example, a long time ago in New York City, if you had a “subway token,” you inserted it into the turnstile and entered the subway station. No questions asked—you have the token, you get in. Bearer tokens are also called “access tokens”.

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© Michael Schwartz, Maciej Machulak 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Schwartz
    • 1
  • Maciej Machulak
    • 2
  1. 1.AustinUSA
  2. 2.LondonUK

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