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What is OAuth?
OAuth is an open standard and protocol for authentication on the Internet.The OAuth protocol enables Single Sign-On use cases, where a user can authenticate with different websites or applications with the same set of credentials without directly sharing the actual credentials with the website.
The OAuth protocol is defined in multiple RFCs, including:
- OAuth 2.0 Framework RFC 6749
- Bearer Tokens RFC 6750
- Threat Model and Security Considerations RFC 6819