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Simple Token Authentication for Java Apps

“I love writing authentication and authorization code.” ~ No Web Developer Ever. Tired of building the same login screens over and over? Try the Okta API for hosted authentication, authorization, and multi-factor auth. JSON Web Tokens have quickly become the standard for securing web applications, superseding older technologies like cookies and sessions. Used properly, they address a range of security ...

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OAUTH 2.0 Authorisation Code Grant

OAuth 2.0 provides a number of security flows (or grant types) to allow an application access user’s data in another application. In this blog, we will look at the OAuth 2.0 grant: Authorisation Code Grant. Firstly, a number of definitions: Client: The application the user is currently interacting with. For example, let’s assume a fictitious funky blogging site: www.myfunkyblog.com. The ...

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