About the technology
Think of OAuth 2 as the web version of a valet key. It is an HTTP-based security protocol that allows users of a service to enable applications to use that service on their behalf without handing over full control. And OAuth is used everywhere, from Facebook and Google, to startups and cloud services.
About the book
OAuth 2 in Action teaches you practical use and deployment of OAuth 2 from the perspectives of a client, an authorization server, and a resource server. You’ll begin with an overview of OAuth and its components and interactions. Next, you’ll get hands-on and build an OAuth client, an authorization server, and a protected resource. Then you’ll dig into tokens, dynamic client registration, and more advanced topics. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently and securely build and deploy OAuth on both the client and server sides.
- Covers OAuth 2 protocol and design
- Authorization with OAuth 2
- OpenID Connect and User-Managed Access
- Implementation risks
- JOSE, introspection, revocation, and registration
- Protecting and accessing REST APIs
About the reader
Readers need basic programming skills and knowledge of HTTP and JSON.
About the authors
Justin Richer is a systems architect and software engineer. Antonio Sanso is a security software engineer and a security researcher. Both authors contribute to open standards and open source.