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Security: added OAuth ← Older revision Revision as of 14:48, 18 August 2009 Line 15: Line 15: API security will be crucial, especially for "write" operations (changing a user's stream on their behalf). The possible approaches are: API security will be crucial, especially for "write" operations (changing a user's stream on their behalf). The possible approaches are: - *Secret word - a per user passphrase used to authenticate access to the API - or + *Secret word - a per user passphrase used to authenticate access to the API *Login credentials - users provide third party apps with their login info, a la Twitter *Login credentials - users provide third party apps with their login info, a la Twitter + *OAuth - a distributed system in which consumer servers request authentication from providers by directing the user to identify themselves to the provider on their behalf. ==Ease of Use== ==Ease of Use== One of the best parts of FriendFeed's API was its ease of use. This platform should...