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From "Brian McCallister" <bri...@skife.org>
Subject Re: I didn't understand why OAuth is required.
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:19:39 GMT
On Jan 27, 2008 9:05 PM, Akash Xavier <akashmanohar@gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow....
> That nice...
> Brian could you please post on what should be done to get the php version
> upto date with the OpenSocial release (0.7)...


Am trying to figure that out, actually. I want to make the PHP backend work
the same as the Java so that the same concepts and javascript apply -- less
conceptual space to fight with. I don't have the details down to a list,
though :-(

-Brian



>
> Development seems to be really dry and and the package is still primitive.
> Could you please explain what needs to be done in simple words? (because
> the
> to-do list is a bit alien to noobs like me)  :)
> How can I help?
>
> I am a student and have holidays now.  :)
>
> On Jan 27, 2008 8:58 PM, Brian Eaton <beaton@google.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 27, 2008 8:17 PM, Akash Xavier <akashmanohar@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I see on facebook that whenever an app that accesses personal data is
> > added
> > > to your profile. It asks whether u want the app to use your xyz data
> or
> > abc
> > > data. Is OAuth implemented to do something like this?
> >
> > Sort of, except that OAuth is really meant for cases where your data
> > is held by a different organization than is running the social
> > network.  For example, if you were writing an app for your own social
> > network and you wanted the app to access a user's google calendar, you
> > would use OAuth to get the user's permission.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Brian
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Akash Manohar
> akashmanohar@gmail.com
>

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