[jdev] OAuth and XMPP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Jul 28 16:29:47 CDT 2008

Gaston Dombiak wrote:
> Hey Peter,
> I’m fine with not having those flows explained in the next version of 
> the XEP. However, are we going to explain that tokens need to be 
> validated and that more flows with other Oauth servers will be needed? 
> My knowledge of OAuth went from 0% to 1% in the last weeks so I guess 
> that adding some basic explanation of how things work is going to be 
> useful for implementors that are no OAuth expert.

Yes there will be more examples and flows added to XEP-0235. :)

AFAICS, the basic idea is that your (say) pubsub service would act as an 
OAuth "Service Provider" -- you could ask it for OAuth Request Tokens, 
ask it to verify OAuth Access Tokens, etc.

Or so it seems to me...


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