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What is OAuth?

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A primer on delegated access  OAuth, short for “open authorization”, is a widely used protocol that allows users to grant third-party websites or applications access to their personal information on other websites. It provides a mechanism for secure access delegation across the internet.  History Class Prior to the creation of OAuth, sharing of information with […]

AuthN vs AuthZ: What is Auth?

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Demystifying authentication and authorization When you hear the term Auth, what comes to mind? You probably think of signing into a system with your username and password, and you’re half right. But auth is bigger than that. The bucket term also includes everything you can do in a system once you submit those credentials. Auth […]