Developer Workshop Part 1: OAuth: The Basics

June 8, 2021

If you’ve ever signed up to a new application and agreed to let it automatically source new contacts via Facebook or your phone contacts, then you’ve likely used OAuth 2.0.

This introductory session explores why OAuth was created and the problem it was designed to solve. You'll learn why handing passwords directly is dangerous, the difference between authorization and authentication, and the different roles involved in the OAuth flows.

Whether you're new to OAuth or a seasoned pro, this session will strengthen your foundation to best manage the access of users between front ends and APIs.