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From Lukasz Moren <lukasz.mo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Token Persistence and Validation
Date Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:05:05 GMT
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Preeti Yarashi
Hi Preeti,
Sorry for late answer but, I was travelling recently. Comments below.

> Does Amber provide any guidance or support for token (access/refresh)
> persistence and validation? I see that Amber libraries provide support for
> token generation but is there any support or guidance for

>    1. How an authorization server implementation persists tokens issued
>    and how does it validate (check for token match, expiry time, etc) the
>    tokens passed in Oauth requests?
>    2. How an Oauth Client expects to persist tokens issued by the
>    authorization server?
Amber helps you only with handling/building OAuth compliant requests and
responses. It is application specific how to deal with token persistence and
validation and Amber does not have support for that. I think I saw some time
ago post on Stackoverflow about best practices to build oauth authorization
servers, but I couldn't find it now.

>    1.
> I saw that there are some validator packages
> (org.apache.amber.oauth2.as.validator,
> org.apache.amber.oauth2.client.validator,
> org.apache.amber.oauth2.rs.validator) in the library but it was unclear how
> this is expected to be used considering the library didnt seem to provide
> support for token persistence so what would the validation be done against?
> My initial impression was that it was used internally to validate the
> sanctity of Oauth authorization and token requests.

Amber validator packages are used to assure request/response compliance with
OAuth 2.0 protocol, so it doesn't validate if that access token is valid in
context of authorization server.


>  regards,
> Preeti

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