Authentication Protocols, Web UX and Web API

added by Paul Wheeler
4/28/2014 6:02:57 PM


You heard the names: SAML, OAuth 1 and 2, WS-Federation, Kerberos, WS-Trust, OpenID and OpenID Connect, and various others. You probably already have a good intuitive grasp of what those are and what they are for, but more often than not you don’t know how those really work. Usually you don’t need to ... but sometimes it is useful to pry Maya’s veil open and get a feeling of the prosaic, unglamorous inner workings of those technologies.