Difference between revisions of "OAuth 2.0"

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*'''Easy:'''
 
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::Using OAuth is easy for both users and developers. All a user has to do to grant access to a certain application is to klick on the "Authorize" button on SoFurry when asked.
 
::Using OAuth is easy for both users and developers. All a user has to do to grant access to a certain application is to klick on the "Authorize" button on SoFurry when asked.
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== Authorization types (Grant types) ==
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SoFurry supports multiple grant types:
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*'''Authorization code'''
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*'''Client credentials'''
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*'''User credentials'''
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Though, to provide better security, only the "Authorization code" and "Client credential" type can be used by 3rd-party developers.
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Furthermore, SoFurry also supports refresh tokens.
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== Authorization code request flow ==
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[[File:OAuth Auth code flow.png]]
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== Client credentials request flow ==
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[[File:OAuth Client credentials flow.png]]

Revision as of 21:44, 5 March 2016

SoFurry uses OAuth 2.0 to provide authorized access to its API.

OAuth2 logo.png

Features

  • Secure:
Users are not required to share their passwords with 3rd party applications, increasing account security.
  • Standard:
A wealth of client libraries and example code are compatible with SoFurry's OAuth implementation.
  • Easy:
Using OAuth is easy for both users and developers. All a user has to do to grant access to a certain application is to klick on the "Authorize" button on SoFurry when asked.

Authorization types (Grant types)

SoFurry supports multiple grant types:

  • Authorization code
  • Client credentials
  • User credentials

Though, to provide better security, only the "Authorization code" and "Client credential" type can be used by 3rd-party developers.

Furthermore, SoFurry also supports refresh tokens.

Authorization code request flow

OAuth Auth code flow.png


Client credentials request flow

OAuth Client credentials flow.png