13 Apr, 2010
Posted by Bhavin Turakhia
We are beginning implementation of OAuth in one of our projects. I just finished reading up a ton of resources. In the end I only needed to readup a few. Here they are in the recommended order -
- http://hueniverse.com/oauth/ – The best layman explanation of how OAuth works – strongly recommended resource. Read every section.
- http://oauth.net/ – The official OAuth site, contains the protocol specifications
- http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hammer-oauth-10 – The latest spec
- http://oauth.net/code/ – Links to ready OAuth libraries in every language
OAuth is a fairly simple protocol, especially if you are familiar with the basics of HTTP, nonce, basic encryption/digital signatures etc.