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Integrating Web Services with OAuth and PHP by Matthew Frost

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OAuth 1 Client

Our deep dive into the functionality of OAuth will begin by looking at the client for OAuth 1. The term client has a lot of different contexts, but in this context we’re referring to any program able to make a valid OAuth request. The client has the responsibility of first properly identifying the user trying to request a protected resource. Since we’re using OAuth to avoid having to pass our credentials around the Internet, it’s important to understand verifying an identity is more complex than a simple username/password combination.

Learning how to make OAuth requests allows you to interact with more services and build a more robust, integrated user experience in your application. If you are planning to build an API, understanding ...

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