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OAuth is an open protocol, initiated by Blaine Cook and Chris Messina, to allow secure API authorization in a simple and standard method for desktop, mobile and web applications. For consumer developers, OAuth is a method to publish and interact with protected data. For service provider developers, OAuth gives users access to their data while protecting their account credentials. In other words, OAuth allows a user to grant access to their information on one site (the Service Provider), to another site (called Consumer), without sharing all of his or her identity.


• OAuth Core 1.0
• OpenID Single Sign On and OAuth Data Access for Google Apps (Google I/O 2010)


• OAuth Homepage
• OAuth @ Google Code
• OAuth Wikipedia