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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 Gatling to load test the token validation process using shared databases

This recipe shows you how to evaluate the performance of a chosen architecture for the OAuth 2.0 Provider created for the last recipe that relies on shared databases as a TokenStore.

Getting ready

To run this recipe, you will have to use Gatling to create one load testing project. Gatling relies on the Scala language, but don't worry about it because I have already prepared a base project with Maven that will be helpful for this recipe. Afterwards, we need some IDE to edit all the files appropriately. You can use the Scala IDE for Eclipse, which is available at or you can use IntelliJ (to use IntelliJ you must install the Scala plugin by navigating to Preferences/Plugins). To run this recipe, we will also need the applications created for the last recipe to be running.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to create and load test the OAuth 2.0 Provider that uses Redis as a shared token...