Twitter Moves to OAuth: The OAuthcalypse Is Nigh

Michael Calore, WebMonkey, Sept 04, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Twitter is moving toward requiring that developers use OAuth. So this may be the point where OAuth 2.0, the simplified version of OAuth, takes off. "In OAuth authentication, the website or app will send you to Twitter where you sign yourself in, then Twitter will tell the website or app "Yeah, they are who they say they are." The website or app only gains the ability to do certain things with your account - post, read, reply, search - while staying locked out from the more sensitive stuff... The biggest advantage of OAuth is you don't have to tell your Twitter password to anyone other than Twitter."
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