It actually stands for “Open Authorization” protocol. It is actually a delegation protocol that allows someone who controls a resource (e.g. my photos) to delegate access to someone/something else (e.g. an app). Not dissimilar to a valet key.

The open authentication protocols are SAML (Secure Assertion Markup Language) and Open ID Connect.

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Tim Bouma

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Based in Ottawa. Does identity stuff. My tweets are my opinion but they can be yours too!