Simple OAuth library for Java

Welcome to the home of ScribeJava, the simple OAuth client Java lib!

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Why use ScribeJava?

Dead Simple

Who said OAuth/OAuth2 was difficult? Configuring ScribeJava is so easy your grandma can do it! check it out:

OAuthService service = new ServiceBuilder()

That single line (added newlines for readability) is the only thing you need to configure ScribeJava with LinkedIn's OAuth API for example.

Working runnable examples are here


Hit ScribeJava as hard and with many threads as you like.

Async and other HTTP clients

You can use ning async http client 1.9.x or asynchttpclient 2.x out-of-box, just add maven modules scribejava-httpclient-ning or scribejava-httpclient-ahc to your pom

Supports all major 1.0a and 2.0 OAuth APIs out-of-the-box

Small and modular

ScribeJava's code is small (about 1k LOC) and simple to understand. No smart-ass or "clever" hacks here. You can use only 'core' or 'with apis' maven modules


Works out of the box with android(TM) applications.

Stable & bulletproof

Good test coverage to keep you safe from harm.

When something bad actually happens, ScribeJava's meaningful error messages will tell you exactly what went wrong, when and where.

Pull it from Maven Central!

You can pull ScribeJava from the central maven repository, just add these to your pom.xml file:


And in case you need just core classes (that's it, without any external API (FB, VK, GitHub, Google etc) specific code), you could pull just 'core' artifact.


Getting started in less than 2 minutes

Check the Getting Started page and start rocking! Please Read the FAQ before creating an issue :)

Also, remember to read the fantastic tutorial that @akoskm wrote to easily integrate a server side app with an API (twitter in this case).


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