View Full Version : OAuth2 and Windows?

Vincent Oorsprong
21-Aug-2015, 02:00 AM

Yesterday I got a request from a developer if we know how to use a oAuth2 webservice from a Windows application. Do you know if this is possible as you need to wait for a key/token to be returned as I understood from your presentations at Synergy and Hoevelaken.

Mike Peat
22-Aug-2015, 03:24 AM

There are ways to use OAuth from desktop applications, but I have not looked into them in any depth. I am not sure all providers offer them, but I think for instance that Google does. So... short answer: no we do not know how to do that!

It might be possible to use an embedded (or external) browser to do this using the mechanism I am using, but I really don't know how.

I think the take-away here is that OAuth is/was really intended from the ground up to be a web technology. If you look at the original specification, it is all about web use-cases.