OAuth Additional Security Considerations

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Author Barry Leiba 
Last updated 2011-03-28
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The Open Authentication Protocol (OAuth) specifies a security protocol that involves significant end-user interaction -- the model is based on having the end-user approve the authorization that is being requested. That aspect makes the user interaction a part of the security model, and raises additional security considerations beyond those that are typical for client/server protocols. This document describes those considerations.


Barry Leiba (barryleiba@gmail.com)

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