OAuth 2.0 is an authorization framework that enables users to safely share their data between different applications. It is an industry standard that addresses the API security concerns associated with sharing user credentials while providing simple, well-defined authorization flows for web, mobile, desktop, and IoT applications.
What Is the History of OAuth 2.0?
Every day, millions of people interact with multiple applications — and share data across them. For instance, someone who uses a fitness app to track their daily workouts may want to start using a new meal planning app to monitor their nutrient intake and calorie consumption. The meal planning app might ask the user to share their data from the fitness app in order to create a more customized experience. While this type of integration has many benefits, it also comes with several security caveats: