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@@ -22,16 +22,20 @@ The current implementation is based on draft-10[http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft
== Terminology
-* <b>client</b>: this is what Twitter and Facebook call an "app".
-* <b>client_owner</b>: this is the entity which owns the <b>clients</b>.
- Depending on your system, it could be a user, or it could be a different
- object like Company, Provider, or Group.
-* <b>resource_owner</b>: this will almost certainly be a user. It's the entity
- which has the data that the third party is asking permission to see.
-* <b>authorization</b>: when a <b>resource_owner</b> grants access to a
+* <b>Client</b>: A third-party software system that integrates with the provider.
+ Twitter and Facebook call this an "app".
+* <b>Client Owner</b>: The entity which owns a <b>client</b>, i.e. the
+ individual or company responsible for the client application.
+* <b>Resource Owner</b>: This will almost certainly be a User. It's the entity
+ which has the data that the <b>client</b> is asking permission to see.
+* <b>Authorization</b>: When a <b>resource owner</b> grants access to a
<b>client</b> (i.e., a user grants access to a company's app), an
authorization is created. This can typically be revoked by the user at any
time (which is the strength and flexibility of the OAuth architecture).
+* <b>Access Token</b>: An opaque string representing an <b>authorization</b>.
+ A <b>client</b> is given an access token when a <b>resource owner</b> grants
+ it access to resources. The access token must be included in all requests for
+ protected resources.
== Usage

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