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1.1 Introduction

In this course, I'll explain the what and why of OAuth. I'll share some helpful examples and then run through the flow of an actual OAuth implementation.

1.1 Introduction

[MUSIC] Hello, and welcome to this Tuts+ course on understanding OAuth. These days, people expect for the apps and online services they use to integrate with each other, and OAuth hopes to make this possible. As a developer, if you find yourself working with another system's API, chances are they'll have you go through an OAuth flow in order to gain access. In this course, you'll learn at a high level what OAuth is, why we use it, and we'll run through an actual OAuth flow with an integration between two sample applications I've put together in Laravel. I'm Simon Bacquie, your instructor for the course. I've worked on lots of API integrations over the years, and I'm excited to explain to you this topic that many people have trouble grasping at first. Follow along with me, and in about ten minutes, you'll be understanding OAuth.

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