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Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x by Waylon Kenning

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Chapter 7. OAuth Authentication

In the last chapter we covered SAML which is used to communicate identity information between Identity Providers and Service Providers. In that instance we used OpenAM as the Provider of the identity information. But that won’t always be the case, we might want to allow authentication against Facebook or Google. This chapter will explain how to:

  • Use Facebook as OAuth provider
  • Configure OAuth module
  • Configure authenticating chaining
  • Test OAuth Client

Understanding OAuth

OAuth has the concept of Providers and Clients. An OAuth Provider is like a SAML Identity Provider, and is the place where the user enters their authentication credentials. Typical OAuth Providers include Facebook and Google.

OAuth Clients are resources ...

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