OAuth makes life simpler and safer for businesses and their end users, allowing them to bypass standard credential management in favor of logging in via another site’s credentials—their Facebook username and password, for instance. Here you’ll find information on OAuth and how Okta’s suite works with it.

OAuth: When Things Go Wrong

Picture this: you sign up for a new app, and it asks if any of your friends are using it. In order to find out, the app asks for your email address...and your password. While it seems ludicrous now, this was once considered a normal user flow. But many apps still need permissions from third-party programs. And if users can’t do this safely, they…