GOTO 2020 • The Secrets of OAuth 2.0 • Aaron Parecki & Eric Johnson

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This interview was recorded for the GOTO Book Club. #GOTOcon #GOTOBookClub

Aaron Parecki - Author of "OAuth 2.0 Simplified"
Eric Johnson - Senior Developer Advocate at AWS Serverless

The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework has become the industry standard in providing secure access to web APIs. It allows users to grant external applications access to their data, such as profile data, photos, and email, without compromising security. OAuth 2.0 Simplified is a guide to building an OAuth 2.0 server. Through high-level overviews, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples, you will learn how to take advantage of the OAuth 2.0 framework while building a secure API.
The interview is based on Aaron Parecki's new book "OAuth 2.0 Simplified":

00:00 Series intro
00:48 Episode intro
01:09 The history of OAuth
03:15 Differences between OAuth 1 & 2
09:28 Differences between AuthN & AuthZ
15:06 Who is the target audience for this book?
16:28 Do you recommend building your own OAuth server?
19:34 What's a grant type and how does it work?
23:30 Advantages of short access & long refresh token periods
26:47 What is PKCE grant type in OAuth & how to use it
31:14 Key takeaways from the book
33:13 Outro

Read the full transcription of the interview here:

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