WSO2 to Present Technical Webinar on Avoiding OAuth Complexity Hell

WSO2 Webinar on August 21, Will Compare OAuth 1.0a and OAuth 2.0 Open Authentication Standards and Examine Implementation Best Practices Palo Alto, CA – August 16, 2012 – The OAuth open authentication standard has gained popularity as businesses and consumers conduct more transactions on the Web. Key among its benefits is the ability of users to share content stored on one site with another site without having to share all their access permissions. However, developers have had second thoughts as they face incompatibility between OAuth 1.0a and OAuth 2.0 and concerns by OAuth 2.0’s former lead author that the newer standard is more complex, less interoperable, and potentially less secure. To help IT professionals address these concerns, WSO2 will present a webinar that examines the OAuth versions and implementation best practices. The one-hour technical session, “OAuth 2.0: The Path to Heaven from Hell?," is being held twice on Tuesday, August 21: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT for the Americas and 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit The webinar will begin with an introduction to the pre-OAuth era. The session then will examine OAuth 1.0a and OAuth 2.0 authentication concepts, similarities and differences. Additionally, the webinar will dig into best practices for resolving the many complexities of OAuth 2.0. The webinar will be presented by Prabath Siriwardena, WSO2 software architect and chair of WSO2’s integration technologies management committee, and Johann Nallathamby, WSO2 software engineer. Prabath plays a core role in developing the security functionality within WSO2’s platforms, and he is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) committer, serving as a Project Management Committee (PMC) member of Apache Axis2 and actively contributing to various open source projects. Johann is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and is currently reading for his certification in management accountancy from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..