When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?

SoCal CTO

In this post, I want to look at just the question of when it makes sense to use Facebook Connect, Twitter Oauth, OpenID, Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication, Google Friend Connect or basically any of the other authentication mechanisms. The fact that Disqus provides a means for me to authenticate quickly and easily using Facebook Connect or Twitter Oauth is great stuff and definitely increases the likelihood that I’ll leave a comment.

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Understanding OAuth: An Overview

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Why Twitter’s API Changes Screws Startups – And Twitter

YoungUpstarts

As you may know, Twitter changes the rules for oAuth requests as well as a few minor things for apps using Twitter’s services. Now one of the things that makes my startup, Twythm ( [link] ), different is that you don’t have to authorize with Twitter using oAuth. Note: this is different from oAuth. I just saw the changes to oAuth and disregarded it. Thinking Aloud API app development developer oAuth Twitter Twythmby Ben Thomson, developer at Twythm.

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Connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+

Feld Thoughts

I wonder if this will change with Office 365 – I hope Microsoft is building a trivial to use oauth to O365 so it’s easy to connect to, along with a good sync API. Tech I Use auth facebook g+ gmail google linkedin microsoft oauth twitterI noticed something when I tried out two apps ( Mingly and Cobook ) this morning – they each immediately asked to connect me to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter during their onboarding process.

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Hacker News launches API with near real-time access to site’s data

The Next Web

The API is read-only for now, but the YC-backed site could enable to private per-user info using OAuth in the future. When you have a site called Hacker News that’s a destination for developers, startups and anyone interested in the startup world, it only only makes sense to have an API. Today the Y Combinator run Hacker News site announced its own API so developers will no longer have to scrape the site for information.

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The new “getting started” with gadgets

Eric Friedman

Now however, you are greeted with ever familiar OAuth prompts for services you probably already have an account with. Setting up a digital picture frame you are asked to OAuth with Flickr. This shows a world of interconnected devices, that starts with the initial OAuth handshake. Getting started with gadgets has changed. It used to be that each electronic gizmo, phone, or device required a quick registration and understanding of their proprietary system.

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Gluu integrates Toopher for 2FA

Austin Startup

and OpenID Connect, the soon-to-be standardized profile of OAuth 2.0. Gluu, an open source access management company, announced today that it has open-sourced the code needed to support Toopher, a location aware two-factor authentication mechanism, in its enterprise SSO and access management platform.

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Twitter hacked – reminder of connected Twitter apps

Eric Friedman

However during the process Twitter reminded me of all the other sites/apps/services I have OAuth’d with in the past few years. I was in the 250,000 or so users who “may” have had their Twitter account compromised last week. There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not this is connected to other security breaches elsewhere. I changed my password and actually audited where else I may have used this password – hopefully I am clear.

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Gluecon Is Less Than A Month Away (And Special 20% Bonus Code)

Feld Thoughts

Gluecon is now slightly less than a month away, and if you’re not going, you should. Gluecon is a phenomenal gathering of developers working in the big data, mobile, and cloud computing arenas (where the topic of the API comes up continually). Yet, Gluecon is not “expo-big,” so you’ll be able to actually interact with everyone there, and not feel like you’re drowning in a sea of people amidst a concrete hall full of vendor booths.

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Google AdSense ads to start showing +1 button

Eric Friedman

This is what the ads will look like – very similar to the Facebook “face pile” you see on sites where you have friends that have OAuthed. Google recently announced that they will be including the +1 button into AdSense ads. You can read more in the post, but this has significant impact for advertisers who can now get a ton of social data combined with their campaigns. From their email to AdSense customers.

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What You Can Learn from a Scorpion

Both Sides of the Table

Being able to leverage mobile contacts on your phone gave them independence from Facebook while many other people were doing anything they could to oAuth in FB users. The hardest thing about starting a company is that from day one you emerge as this completely vulnerable entity trying its hardest to project success, power, trajectory and inevitability while you secretly know that you’re one knock-out blow from extinction.

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Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

SoCal CTO

Back in January 2010, I wrote a post that's one of the most popular on this blog: When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? I continually face the challenge of designing and building registration / sign-up pages on a wide variety of different web sites and mobile applications.

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Some things that make mobile user acquisition difficult

The Equity Kicker

For a host of reasons the web is, of course, much easier, e.g. bugs can be fixed ten minutes after discovery, multiple landing pages can be tested simultaneously, the journey from email to service is very quick, connecting with OAuth is much quicker. Vibhu Norby, founder of YC backed Everyme and Origami has a good post up explaining why his company is pivoting from mobile-first to web-first.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

See also - When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication. Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. But I've often been very surprised by one aspect of these conversations. Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

See also - When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication. Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. But I've often been very surprised by one aspect of these conversations. Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans.

The Glue Agenda Is Getting Awesome

Feld Thoughts

What’s up with OAuth/WRAP? I love the conferences we help sponsor ( Glue and Defrag ). Eric Norlin is a genius at putting together a specialty technology conference. He gets amazing people to attend, curates the content meticulously, isn’t afraid to try new things every year (and have some not work), and just keeps at it with single minded commitment.

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Is LinkedIn Intro Good, Bad, or Impossible?

Feld Thoughts

And since it uses OAuth to log in, it doesn’t even need to ask for your credentials. When LinkedIn posted LinkedIn Intro: Doing the Impossible on iOS I was intrigued. The post title was provocative (presumably as intended) and drew a lot of attention from various people in the security world. Several of these posts were deeply critical which generated another post from LinkedIn titled The Facts about LinkedIn Intro.

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How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses

Both Sides of the Table

You can ask them to come and watch your videos at your owned & operated websites (O&O) where you can make higher margins as well as ask directly for more meaningful customer information such as Facebook connections, Twitter oAuths, email addresses and the like. In my last post I pointed out that many of the media commentators who have criticized the YouTube video network companies as not having strong businesses were mistaken.

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Technology Roles in Startups

SoCal CTO

see When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? I’ve worked with 30+ early-stage companies in all sorts of capacities (and spoken to many, many more), so I thought it might be worthwhile trying to classify the various ways that I’ve engaged in different technology roles in startups.

Have you registered for Glue yet?

VC Adventure

What’s up with OAuth/WRAP? I can’t help myself at this time of year but to remind you that you probably haven’t registered for Glue yet and that you need to get on it. Glue is one of three conferences that Foundry helps facilitate with Eric Norlin (the others are Defrag and Blur , the latter of which is still in development but coming this summer ). Glue is an in depth discussion about the web as a platform and the future in a world where most (all?)

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Building Products for Mass Adoption

Both Sides of the Table

Here’s how we use oAuth to integrate the user’s social graph. Chris Dixon wrote a blog post last week titled, “ Techies and Normals &# in which he defined “Techies&# as people who are not just “early adopters&# but also have more of a geeky, technical, product bent.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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Map of VC Investments

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► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Some very interesting graphics including this heat map: Very cool visualization tool!

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

Beyond the fuzzy, high-level questions, there are often a lot of very specific questions like do we Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication ? I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies. In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up.

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Retiring Ecto

Venture Chronicles

It also doesn’t benefit from any updates and when Twitter changed to OAuth last week the Twitter add-on I was using broke, which means I don’t ping Twitter with a “just blogged about x&# tweet when publishing. I have used Ecto to write my blog posts for almost as long as I’ve been writing this blog.

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One Simple Way to Generate More Traffic for Every Blog Post

Duct Tape Marketing

For last field Callback URL use native app default – urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob One Simple Way to Generate More Traffic for Every Blog Post written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing So you write that killer blog post, hit publish and go about promoting it in social media and email. You get some nice traffic, people share it with their networks and you capture a few leads. It had a good run, so now on to the next one right?

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Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? In it he separates web consumers into: Time Rich (more time than money) and Time Poor (more money than time).

Kevin Federline Search Engine

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► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. I actually think this is a pretty innovative model.

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8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

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► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. Good stuff. Posted byTony Karrer at 6:58 AM 1 comments: Jon Miller said. Glad you liked the post.

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 12, 2007 MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point The NY Times did a piece today on MyShape, a start-up in Pasadena - Log in Your Measurements, and the Clothes May Fit.

Open Source Business Model

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Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level.

Google Maps Mobile

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing.

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Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf I was just pointed to a set of great podcasts done by Stanford B-School and particularly, I just listed to the podcast by eHarmonys Greg Waldorf.

Challenge of Predicting Winners

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ).

Interesting Model for University President

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Interesting Model for University President Saw a post by Paul Kedrosky pointing us to Graeme Thickins on How Stanford Does It. Its interesting to think about how universities might want to have their staff better aligned with moving ideas from the lab to start-ups.

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking.

Innovation and Geography

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny.

About this Blog

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. Thanks Ben.

A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. This company was started by Victoria Duff (who many of us know from back in the late 90s), Phillis Lane (who I have known for quite a few years) and Jon Bukosky.

Where LinkedIn Works for Me

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Where LinkedIn Works for Me Ive been a long time user of LinkedIn , but only recently have started getting the benefits I always expected. Im sure that many of you have read Guys article Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn.

Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

SoCal CTO

► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. About 18 months ago, the entire group began to mention that they were having more difficulty finding good developers.

The Psychology of Influence in Online Startups

VC Cafe

Today it’s relatively simple to find out a lot of information about the users by having them connect to one of their social profiles using OAuth. In the process of acquiring new customers, startups need to persuade, convince or enchant the potential customer to sacrifice a resource, let it be time, money, access to their stream of information, in order to use the startup’s product.

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