On 04/26/2010 05:16 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
>> 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.
> 

Yeah ... but I *like* having the browser involved.

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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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