Web / HTML5, For Developers, For Managing IT

VSTH17 Introduction to OAuth


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory

Ted Neward

Ted Neward

Director, Developer Relations


In this session, we will examine the OAuth protocol for authentication: the reason for it, the versions of it, how it works and why this is fast becoming the best way to create a single sign-on mechanism within your application and/or website.

You will learn:

  • What is OAuth?
  • Why is everybody so excited about it?
  • Why should (or shouldn’t) I care about it?
  • How does it work, at the low level?