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Integrating Web Services with OAuth and PHP by Matthew Frost

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Security

Nothing will scare away your users like an insecure application. Regardless of how many cool bells and whistles you have, when users fear for the safety and privacy of their information they are likely to head towards the hills. In fact, they may even like your application so much they decide to develop a competing product, without the security holes. We’ve discussed a lot of really great information up to this point and we’ve seen how easy it is to integrate popular services into our own web applications through APIs. It’s important we not lose sight of the fact we are acting on behalf of the user and often handling some very important, sensitive, and private information for these users.

We’ve discussed at great length how dangerous ...

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