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OAuth and OpenID Connect in Plain English

Nate Barbettini | GOTO Chicago 2020

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If you're like Nate, you've heard about OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect, but have more questions than answers. What exactly are these protocols? Why do we need yet another set of standards for authentication on the web? How do they actually work?

In this talk, Nate will break down OAuth and OpenID Connect in plain language, and explain when and how you should use these standards in your applications. He’ll cover grant types, flows, scopes, tokens and what's changed recently. If you've ever felt confused about how OAuth works, this talk is for you!

About the speakers

Nate Barbettini
Nate Barbettini

Co-founder and CTO at Cobbler; OAuth and OpenID expert