OAuth/OIDC: Under the hood of social login (e.g. Google/Facebook)

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You may have used your Google or Facebook account to login into a third-party website (e.g. Stack Overflow) where social login happens without user having to expose their credentials to third-party. Music apps on mobile devices are able to post updates to your Facebook account once user has given permission to the app. Modern application development is composed of micro-services and APIs that need to be secured for consumption by web/mobile apps. OAuth and Open ID Connect (OIDC) is an underlying technology which powers these use cases.

Bio: Gladwin Burboz has a Masters in Computer Science and is a Java developer with more than a decade of experience in web application development across wide variety of business domains and organizations.