Authentication and access management with OAuth
An Ampersand application may grant access to named users. We have done this before using the open standard OAuth (Open Authorization). This allows access to specific private data on a different website, without requiring the user to hand over their credentials (e.g. username/password).
I made a separate Github organization, RAP-OUNL, to serve as access provider for RAP4.
For experimentation purposes, I added the following line to
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etcon my Windows 7 laptop.
Then I flushed the local name server in a command line window.
C:\> ipconfig /flushdns
Then I brought up a browser window, to see that
example.comis a valid URL. Now I can experiment with OUauth from the laptop, because the OAuth server can return messages to