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Advanced API Security: Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE by Prabath Siriwardena

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CHAPTER 9

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OAuth 2.0 Profiles

OAuth 2.0 is a framework for delegated authorization. It doesn’t address all specific enterprise API security use cases. The OAuth 2.0 profiles built on top of the core framework work to build a security ecosystem to make OAuth 2.0 ready for enterprise grade deployments. OAuth 2.0 introduced two extension points via grant types and token types. The profiles for OAuth 2.0 are built on top of this extensibility. This chapter talks about four key OAuth 2.0 profiles for token introspection, chained API invocation, dynamic client registration, and token revocation.

Token Introspection Profile

OAuth 2.0 doesn’t define a ...

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