The Present Future of OAuth

Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
Location: Ballroom I Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 58 ratings)

OAuth 2.0 brings together many best-in-breed ideas for authentication into one specification, providing a powerful and flexible method for standardized authorization to RESTful APIs. Attendees will learn:

  • What the OAuth standard represents.
  • Who uses OAuth.
  • How OAuth 2.0 is different.
  • How to access resources from OAuth 2.0 compatible sites.
  • How to become an OAuth 2.0 provider.
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Michael Bleigh


Michael Bleigh is the Creative Director and Open Source Activist for Intridea. Michael’s experience goes through every part of the web application lifecycle from conception and planning to design and back-end development. He has built a number of open-source projects used widely throughout the Ruby community and has also presented at several conferences including RailsConf 2009 and 2010.

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Jason Meinzer
06/11/2010 11:07am EDT

I found this explanation of the OAuth dance much more accessible than the one at the “OAuth, OpenID and the Google Data APIs” talk. Great job!

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Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath
06/09/2010 11:21am EDT

Good talk, interesting. I wish he’d covered the token dance, because it was not clear what’s going on under the hood. OAuth, both versions, are important.

Jonathan Rochkind
06/08/2010 12:38pm EDT

Great presentation, I appreciate the combo of general introduction and showing code, both at a level neither too basic nor too advanced. Used the hour of time very appropriately.

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Jonathan Julian
06/08/2010 11:25am EDT

great job showing everyone how simple oauth 2.0 is. looking forward to working with omniauth

Christopher Jeris
06/08/2010 10:46am EDT

very well planned and well timed, good code example, informative intro, hilarious slides (with eye-searing yellow color scheme)

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Wes Morgan
06/08/2010 10:37am EDT

Great overview of the topic, good code examples, learned a lot.

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