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OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect for Single Page Applications
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Ever since the introduction of OAuth 2.0, the framework has been in continuous evolution. The initial specification addressed a strong need for delegation. However, since then, various addendums focus on the needs of modern applications. Today, many of the original OAuth 2.0 flows are deprecated, and the best practices for Single Page Applications are in constant evolution.
In this talk, we will investigate these recent changes. We look at the use of the "Proof of Key for Code Exchange" (PKCE) flow in the browser. We also investigate how Single Page Applications handle tokens, and why localStorage is not as evil as you may think. We look at refresh tokens in the browser, and what you need to do to make them work. You will walk away with a solid overview of recent evolutions in OAuth 2.0, and where to use them in your applications.
About Dr. Philippe De Ryck
Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. Learn more about my security training program, advisory services, or check out my recorded conference talks.
Dr. Philippe De Ryck
Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, I travel the world to teach practitioners the ins and outs of building secure software.
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You will often find me speaking and teaching at public and private events around the world. My talks always encourage developers to step up and get security right.
Security is often about small nuances. In my articles, I dive deeper into various security topics, providing concrete guidelines and advice. My articles also answer questions I often get while speaking or teaching.
Getting security right is all about knowledge. I strongly believe in sharing that knowledge to move forward as a community. Among my resources, you can find developer cheat sheets, recorded talks, and extensive slide decks.
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