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CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/liboauth
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: agc
Date: Fri Sep 3 07:14:12 UTC 2010
Update of /cvsroot/pkgsrc/security/liboauth
In directory ivanova.netbsd.org:/tmp/cvs-serv23550
Import liboauth-0.8.9 into the Packages Collection.
This is an updated version of the liboauth package in pkgsrc-wip by
Kamel Derouiche, modified by myself not to have nss, doxygen, perl and
OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open standard that allows users to
share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact lists)
stored on one site with another site without having to hand out their
username and password.
OAuth allows users to hand out tokens instead of usernames and
passwords to their data hosted by a given service provider. Each
token grants access to a specific site (e.g. a video editing site)
for specific resources (e.g. just videos from a specific album) and
for a defined duration (e.g. the next 2 hours).
Thus OAuth allows a user to grant a third party site access to their
information stored with another service provider, without sharing
their access permissions or the full extent of their data.
OAuth is a service that is complementary to but distinct from OpenID.
liboauth is a collection of C functions implementing the OAuth
Core 1.0 standard API. liboauth provides basic functions to
escape and encode parameters according to OAuth specs and
offers high-level functions to sign requests or verify
Necessary these days for twitter applications; useful for flickr and many
Vendor Tag: TNF
Release Tags: pkgsrc-base
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