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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “OAuth Beginning to Rock the World”

  1. johnjreeve

    It is nice to see OAuth finally gaining more traction. We considered using it for our API at Intervals but ultimately decided against it for two reasons. 1) It can be cumbersome for developers to implement in their third party apps, thereby reducing it adoption , and 2) it still needs more mainstream traction before we can require our customers to use it.

    Once a web-based app has successfully built its API community it can transition towards OAuth in the way Freshbooks has done, and in the way others, including ourselves, will likely follow.