What does OAuth mean?

OAuth, which stands for Open Authorization, is an open-standard authorization framework that allows applications to access user data on various websites or services without revealing the user's credentials, such as passwords. OAuth is commonly used for enabling secure and delegated access to web resources.

OAuth involves the issuance of access tokens to authorized applications, which can then use these tokens to access protected resources on behalf of the user. It is widely used in scenarios like social media logins, single sign-on (SSO), and third-party app integrations.

OAuth enhances security and privacy by minimizing the exposure of user credentials.