OAuth2 is a library for user authentication using third-party services (OAuth/OAuth2 protocol) such as Google, Facebook and so on.
Current Version and Status
Current version is 0.9. Status is "release candidate" - despite we already have several real life projects built with usage of this library, we will change status to "stable" only after comprehensive set of acceptance tests is ready and runs successfully.
Following are the steps of standard flow:
- generate login URL and render page with it
- define callback which will be called by third-party service on successful authentication
- retrieve user info on callback from third-party service
Several simple steps to plug in the library into your app:
Install OAuth2 package via NuGet
- VK (Vkontakte)
- Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
- Windows Live
Before I started working on this project I considered available solutions: several ones were found, but I wasn't satisfied with results:
- some of them were too complex for such simple task as authentication via OAuth2
- some - didn't have usage examples or documentation
So, I decided to implement this library striving to achieve following goals:
- simplicity in usage - so even newbie can just call couple of methods and receive expected results
- well-documented, testable and tested (!) code - current coverage (according to NCrunch) is greater than 80%, several acceptance tests are also implemented (SpecFlow + WatiN)
- flexible, transparent and easily understandable design, so library can be used both by people who need only certain parts and fine-grained control over them and by people who want just plug it in and immediately receive expected result
- self-education :) - it was interesting to see how OAuth2 works
This library is dependent on:
- Constantin Titarenko (started development, defined library structure, released initial version)
- Blake Niemyjski (helped a lot to maintain the project, currently (since 2015) - top maintainer)
- Andrew Semack (helped a lot with improvements on configuration as well as with extending list of supported services by implementing their clients)
- Sascha Kiefer (simplified extending library with own provider implementations, added GitHub client)
- Krisztián Pócza (added LinkedIn (OAuth 2) client)
- Jamie Houston (added a Todoist client)
- Sasidhar Kasturi (added Uber, Spotify, Yahoo)
- Jamie Dalton (added Visual Studio Team Services)
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- Implement more acceptance tests
- Increase code coverage by finalizing unit tests
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