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What is oAuth?

OAuth is simply a secure authorization protocol that deals with the authorization of third party application to access the user data without exposing their password. eg. (Login with fb, gPlus, twitter in many websites..) all work under this protocol.

Parties involved

The Protocol becomes easier when you know the involved parties. Basically there are three parties involved: oAuth Provider, oAuth Client and Owner.

  • oAuth Client (Application Which wants to access your credential)
  • oAuth Provider (eg. facebook, twitter...)
  • Owner (the person with facebook,twitter.. account )

How It Works?