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OAuth 2.0 Cookbook

By : Adolfo Eloy Nascimento
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OAuth 2.0 Cookbook

By: Adolfo Eloy Nascimento

Overview of this book

OAuth 2.0 is a standard protocol for authorization and focuses on client development simplicity while providing specific authorization flows for web applications, desktop applications, mobile phones, and so on. This book also provides useful recipes for solving real-life problems using Spring Security and creating Android applications. The book starts by presenting you how to interact with some public OAuth 2.0 protected APIs such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. You will also be able to implement your own OAuth 2.0 provider with Spring Security OAuth2. Next, the book will cover practical scenarios regarding some important OAuth 2.0 profiles such as Dynamic Client Registration, Token Introspection and how to revoke issued access tokens. You will then be introduced to the usage of JWT, OpenID Connect, and how to safely implement native mobile OAuth 2.0 Clients. By the end of this book, you will be able to ensure that both the server and client are protected against common vulnerabilities.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Using a relational database to store tokens and client details

This recipe provides you with a storage strategy that is more production-like instead of using an in-memory registry. The strategy presented in this recipe helps you how to use a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) to store all client details and data related to tokens.

Getting ready

To run this recipe, you need the MySQL database besides the other tools, such as your preferred IDE and tools that allows to interact with the OAuth 2.0 Provider. The source code for this recipe is available on GitHub at

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to set up a database as the store for the client details and tokens repository:

  1. Create the initial project using Spring Initializr as we did for other recipes in this book. Go to and define the following data:
    • Set up the Group as com.packt.example
    • Define the Artifact as...