Posted by Emily Chang on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Filed under: Development and/or open source

“The OAuth protocol enables websites or applications (Consumers) to access Protected Resources from a web service (Service Provider) via an API, without requiring Users to disclose their Service Provider credentials to the Consumers. More generally, OAuth creates a freely-implementable and generic methodology for API authentication.” oAuth is an open source project and has just released its 1.0 Draft Spec. Get involved and stay tuned for continued developments. URL: oAuth.