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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

About the Author


Adolfo Eloy Nascimento is a software engineer at Elo7, he has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, and has been working with software development since 1999. In around 2003, he started working with web development implementing applications using ASP, PHP4/5, JavaScript, and Java (sometimes he still does some maintenance for a Ruby on Rails application). He started using OAuth 2.0 two years ago, when designing applications using microservice architectures, as well as modeling and interacting with public APIs.

As a tech enthusiast, Adolfo also likes to read and learn about programming languages and new technologies. He also believes that besides creating new applications, it is also important to share the knowledge he has acquired, which is what he does by writing for his personal blog, writing articles for Java Magazine in Brazil, and also writing tech books.

I would like to thank Janine for all her support and understanding during the writing of this book. Without her support it wouldn't have been possible. In addition, I would like to thank my parents who gave me great support in education. I would also like to thank Rafael Monteiro for accepting the reviewing of this book and improving the quality of each chapter. Finally, I would like to thank the Packt team, especially Rahul and Nikita, for helping me during the whole process of writing this book.