Google and OAuth 2.0

neandr at gmx.de neandr at gmx.de
Fri Apr 25 19:00:09 UTC 2014


On 25.04.2014 19:25, Patrick Cloke wrote:
> FWIW Thunderbird already includes OAuth2 code that is used (in order 
> of history):
> - chat (for Twitter)
> - FileLink (for a bunch of things?)
> - Calendar (for Google Calendar)
>
> I forget whether we save the oauth secret key in a preference or in 
> the account manager, but we store the consumer secret / key in prefs 
> for Twitter. (Instantbird and Thunderbird have different keys here.)
>
> It'd be convenient in some way if we could only have to sign in once 
> for all these uses...but that's probably a pipe dream.
AFAIK from implementing Google's OAuth2 for our calendar Reminderfox 
extension (running with TB/FX/SM) each applications need to request it's 
own keys. We store each key set to the individual PW manager.

And yes, the key exchange works with plain text as Gervase mentioned.

Guenter



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