Wednesday, 4 January 2012

OAuth 2.0 Playground

In March, Google announced that all of the Google Web APIs adopted support for OAuth 2.0. It is the recommended authorization mechanism when using Google Web APIs. Today, we are announcing the OAuth 2.0 Playground, which simplifies experimentation with the OAuth 2.0 protocol and APIs that use the protocol. Trying out some requests in the OAuth 2.0 playground can help you understand how the protocol functions and make life easier when the time comes to use OAuth in your own code.
Selecting the APIs to authorize
With the OAuth 2.0 Playground, you can walk through each step of the OAuth 2.0 flow for server-side web applications: authorizing API scopes (screen shot above), exchanging authorization tokens (screen shot below), refreshing access tokens, and sending authorized requests to API endpoints. At each step, the Playground displays the full HTTP requests and responses.
exchanging tokens Exchanging the authorization code for a refresh token and an access token
The OAuth Playground can also use custom OAuth endpoints in order to test non-Google APIs that support OAuth 2.0 draft 10.
configuration OAuth configuration screen
You can click the link button to generate a link to a specific Playground state. This allows quick access to replay specific requests at a later time.
Generating a deep link to the playground’s current state
Please feel free to try the OAuth 2.0 Playground. We are happy to receive any feedback, bugs, or questions in the OAuth Playground forum.   Cross-posted on the Google Apps Developer Blog

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