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From Scott Wilson <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Amber proposal
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:27:36 GMT
On 27 Apr 2010, at 15:32, Simone Gianni wrote:

> Hi all,
> a couple of months ago, Simone Tripodi started an Apache Lab called Amber
> proposing an independent implementation of OAuth that could be used as a
> library by other projects, then at the Apache Retreat in Dublin, David
> Recordon gave a speech about OAuth v2 and Stuart Williams said he had a
> nearly complete implementation of OAuth v1 that he wanted to contribute. So
> we decided to get in touch with Simone Tripodi to contribute to the Amber
> Lab and also to ask on the OAuth IETF mailing list if anyone was interested
> in a standardized Java API/implementation for OAuth v2.
> In a few days we received many enthusiastic answers, and among them also
> people from other Apache projects having partial or unmaintained
> implementations of OAuth specs in their projects that are willing to
> contribute.
> So, we decided that it was worth to file a proposal for incubation, and we
> started writing one here : .
> As you can see, there are still many TODOs and we are waiting for some
> confirmations, but it's probably time to have people on this list informed
> and obtain some feedback and guidance on how to complete our proposal.
> Please let us know. Any comment, advice or participation is welcome.
> Simone Gianni

Hi Simone,

This sounds like a great idea! oAuth support is also needed by Apache Wookie (incubating),
and a common implementation would be fantastic.

I would also suggest taking a look at the approach taken by SignPost, which integrates nicely
with commons-httpclient:

Scott Wilson
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