Midwest JS

Joel Lord

O-What? An Intro to OAuth For Software Developers.

You’ve probably heard of OAuth before. And if you took the time to look into it, there was a bunch of diagrams with arrows pointing in every direction. Add to that a very specific terminology and you get a spec that is barely understandable for a lot of people. The learning curve to OAuth is quite steep and that is part of the reason why a lot of developers don’t bother implementing it. However, understanding the basics will make you life as a developer so much simpler. In this talk, the presenter will try to explain the basic principles of OAuth in simple terms and, hopefully, in a way that is easy to understand for the real software developers that don’t necessarily have a passion for security.


I make my own GIFs and sometimes post smart stuff. Currently Developer Advocate at Red Hat OpenShift (https://openshift.com ). Author at @udemy and @eggheadio