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Y. Wilson, A. HingnikarSolving Identity Management in Modern Applicationshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5095-2_5

5. OAuth 2.0 and API Authorization

Yvonne Wilson1  and Abhishek Hingnikar2
San Francisco, CA, USA
London, UK

The possession of great power necessarily implies great responsibility.

—William Lamb, British Member of Parliament, Home Secretary, and Prime Minister. From a speech in the House of Commons, 1817

Modern applications are often designed around APIs. APIs enable applications to reuse logic and take advantage of innovative services. APIs provide access to valuable data or services, so they typically need to restrict API access to authorized parties. Applications therefore need authorization ...

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