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14 May 2012, 10:13

ActionScript gets an OAuth 2.0 library from Adobe

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ActionScript logo Adobe has released an OAuth 2.0 library in ActionScript under an Apache 2.0 Licence. The software was developed as part of the work the company did to create its Adobe Creative Cloud platform. The ActionScript library is said to conform to version 2.15 of the OAuth 2.0 specification and is compatible with services such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, among others.

The library's function and use is described in a blog post by Charles Bihis, a member of the Adobe Infrastructure Services team. He describes the operation of the library in a typical OAuth 2.0 workflow and presents a simple demonstration of the library in action. The ActionScript OAuth 2.0 Library has been published on his own GitHub repository where he invites developers to fork and extend the product. Interestingly the timestamps on the project indicate that it is around five months old, probably reflecting the time it takes – in a corporation like Adobe – to get legal clearance to release an open source project like this.


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