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OAuth 2.0 and interoperability

Lately I have been more and more involved with OAuth (at work and in my spare time with Apache Amber ) so before I forget some lessons learned I decided to put them here. First reminder to self:  OAuth is NOT an authentication protocol. It is an access delegation protocol. I hope this is clear to all the OAuth developers/implementators. Should you use OAuth for authenticate in your application/website you'd better be careful (specially if you use the client side flow aka implicit grant). If you wonder why give a look here and here . Risk: "access_token phishing" attack Mitigation : Use Open ID Connect or API like To be continued... P.S. little off topic Apache Amber is now linked also from