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How OAuth 2 trumps Basic authentication (apiux.com)
3 points by bpedro on July 10, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

A fair assessment of the basic OAuth 2.0 impl, but I'm left wondering how to as-simply state the value add for developers to implement an OAuth 2 workflow instead of just relying on SSL.

Is the additional overhead to development worth the gain in security for the straightforward "access my own protected resources" use case?

As written in the article, one of the advantages is avoiding things like the man-in-the-middle SSL exploit.

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