March 10-12, 2010
Montreal, Canada

Authorization with OAuth

OAuth allows users to authorize applications, mobile devices and web services to access their resources without having to expose their personal credentials to them. Using the Netflix API and the OAuth implementation provided by Mashery, I will demonstrate how OAuth works and why you might want to consider leveraging it when exposing your API to the world.

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Rob Richards

Mashery, Inc.

Rob Richards is a Sr. Architect at Mashery, the leading provider of on-demand API management solutions.
With a focus on XML and web services, he has authored an maintains a number of the XML extensions within PHP as well as a contributor to libxml2 and libxslt within the Gnome project. Rob also occasionally writes articles for various publications on the use of XML and web services and also authored the book Pro PHP XML and Web Services. In his spare time, Rob also likes to work on identity related technologies, such as the openinfocard project and information card libraries.

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