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    What is OAuth 2.0 protocol in Salesforce?

    What is OAuth 2.0 protocol in Salesforce?



    The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework enables a third party to obtain a limited access to an HTTP service.It is an open protocol to allow secure authorization.

    Salesforce | Parul Parul #2

    OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open protocol that provides secure API authorization from applications in a simple and standardized way. OAuth can authorize access to resources without revealing user credentials to apps. Apps that use OAuth can also directly authenticate and access Salesforce resources without a user’s presence.

    The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework. APIs, such as the Salesforce REST and SOAP web service APIs or the Chatter REST API, can use OAuth 2.0 to authorize access to Salesforce resources.




    Salesforce | shariq shariq #1


    OAuth 2.0 is an authorization framework for delegated access to APIs. It involves clients that request scopes that Resource Owners authorize/give consent to. OAuth is not an authentication protocol. OpenID Connect extends OAuth 2.0 for authentication scenarios and is often called “SAML with curly-braces”

    Hope this helps.

     Anjali #8

    OAuth(stands for Open Authorization) is one of three protocols that Salesforce and other identity vendors follow to implement identity solutions. The other two are SAML and OpenID Connect.

    OAuth  2.0 is an

    open authorization  – the function of specifying access rights to resource

    protocol/framework -A set of rules governing the exchange or transmission of data between devices

    that enables an application  -Web, desktop, mobile

    to obtain secure, limited access and data sharing to a HTTP service

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