Presentation on theme: "OAuth Phil Wilson, University of Bath, 2008. what the? "OAuth provides a way to grant access to your data on some website to a third website, without."— Presentation transcript:
what the? "OAuth provides a way to grant access to your data on some website to a third website, without needing to provide this third website with your authentication information for the original website." - source - source
what the? Allows a website access to your password- protected information without needing to give your password to the website
in exchange... every single twitter application (desktop and web tools, twitpic, mobile) asks for your twitter username and password at which point they own your status updates you know all those sites which say "put this number on your page to show that you own it" ?
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"please type your University username and password"
Adoption? widespread part of a bigger stack providing open-source-like sharing of information between sites and applications Yahoo!, http://developer.yahoo.com/oauth/http://developer.yahoo.com/oauth/ Google, http://code.google.com/apis/accounts/docs/OAuth.html http://code.google.com/apis/accounts/docs/OAuth.html lots and lots of others, no MS yet!
What about Facebook Connect? "Facebook Connect... allows any website to connect to facebook to get user's information, and friend list."
Facebook Connect Facebook Connect roughly equivalent to OpenID + OpenID Attribute Exchange + Portable Contacts + OpenSocial http://tinyurl.com/6eoys4http://tinyurl.com/6eoys4 for more
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