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OAuth 2.0 Cookbook

By : Adolfo Eloy Nascimento
Book Image

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


This chapter will present you with the means to better protect applications that interact with the OAuth 2.0 ecosystem. That's to protect all the main components of OAuth 2.0 against common issues. The components that will be covered are the client and the OAuth Provider, which is composed by the Authorization Server and the Resource Server.


This chapter presents some recipes based on concepts I have explained in detail on OAuth 2.0 book (published in Portuguese to explain the protocol). Also, it presents you some best practices to avoid common vulnerabilities when working with OAuth 2.0, be aware to always protect connections with SSL/TLS when running these recipes in production.