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Thoughts on Authorization Schemes

15 Aug 2013 , tagged: Security, Authorization, OAuth

Today I was experimenting with some new tools (Prose) and was confronted with a screen that probably everybody that owns a smartphone or uses any kind of connected online service has seen before: an authorization screen where the user is expected to either approve or deny an application based on list of permissions. Here’s how Github’s screen looks like: Android has a similar screen when you install an app, IOS probably has one as well.

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