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Trust in OAuth speeds app development
This article is part of the Cloud Development Digest issue of June 2012, Issue 3
Application development through application programming interfaces (APIs) is just like any relationship -- it’s all about trust. The way that trust is developed is through an open authentication standard called OAuth. As Sam Ramji puts it, the “Cambrian explosion of apps” that has happened in the past few years could not have come about without it. Learn more about OAuth Discover how OAuth eases development Learn about OAuth 2.0 “[OAuth has] become standard practice for people using large social media APIs,” said Ramji, vice president of strategy with Palo Alto, Calif.-based API management company Apigee, “and it’s becoming increasingly more common across enterprise APIs.” While acceptance of the standard is becoming commonplace, and the term has generated some buzz, not everyone understands exactly what it means. Scott Morrison keeps it simple in his explanation. The chief technology officer of Vancouver-based API management company Layer 7 uses Facebook and Twitter, both early adopters of OAuth, to describe the term. “Both [...
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