#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 08 - 09 Nov 2021

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki is a Senior Security Architect at Okta. He is the author of OAuth 2.0 Simplified, and maintains oauth.net. He regularly writes and gives talks about OAuth and online security. He is a member of the OAuth working group at the IETF, and is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp, a conference focusing on data ownership and online identity. Aaron has spoken at conferences around the world about OAuth, data ownership, quantified self, and home automation, and his work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company and more.

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Why Do We Really Need OAuth Anyway?

Even if you've never heard about OAuth, you've certainly used it in your daily life already. But what purpose does OAuth actually solve? In this session, you'll learn about the original problems OAuth set out to solve, and how it evolved over the years into the foundation of nearly every modern system on the web.

This session explains OAuth through the lens of everyday life, without jargon or code. You'll learn how OAuth makes life easier for app developers, and how it enables the best blend of security and usability.