> xAuth is a method for which to exchange usernames and passwords for those
> tokens, without send the user through the workflow.  this is for two
> reasons: 1. mobile/desktop application authors have complained that it makes
> their UX fugly when they bring up a web browser (i'll hold my opinions on
> this); and 2. web applications that have been storing usernames and
> passwords need a method to "bulk convert" all their users over to oauth
> tokens.

and 3. Browserless environments. I'm pretty sure that was one of the initial
motivators way back when the crud was flying.

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