Chapter 5. Working Securely with OAuth and Accounts

In this chapter, we'll explain what you'll need for your iOS app to handle user accounts securely; we'll begin by discussing OAuth, an open source authentication protocol, and then we'll talk about using HTTP with the SSL/TSL protocol, otherwise known as HTTPS.

By the end of this chapter, you'll know how to deploy your nascent app using the highest security standards. Even if you don't foresee your app handling sensitive user information, we strongly suggest you read this chapter; a secure foundation from the outset will keep your users happy and garner esteem from the iOS engineering community.

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