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April 26, 2020


Considering the amount that I’m struggling with the OAuth2 authentication protocol, I’ve decided to take a further step back and look up resources that will teach me the basics from start to finish. There’s a disconnect in my knowledge between how the front and back ends process authentication, and I’m simply unsure about where that disconnect lies. The goal is to have a user initiate the authentication on the frontend, and then have the backend do all of the work, but I have no idea how to manage that.

In my search for resources, I came across this series on YouTube, which looks and sounds promising. I jumped ahead to the OAuth video, and took away quite a bit. As a result, I’m hoping the rest of the series—at least those videos that comprise “Phase I”—shed much more light on the process and help me understand where I’m currently failing in implementing this process.

As I work my way through this series, and stumble upon other resources, I may or may not be writing and updating my code. Whatever the case, I intend to log the resources I come across and share my thoughts on each, as to whether or not they’re useful for my ends.

Comments? Follow me on twitter and drop me a line in response to this tweet:

Day 011: taking a step back to further understand OAuth2 and the whole authentication process in general. No coding today, just study. https://t.co/M65ldXHfzD#nonsensemod365 #thatCodingLife pic.twitter.com/aieuQCvl7n

— Joshua Alexander (@nonsensecodes) April 27, 2020