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Google Brings OAuth 2.0 Support To Gmail And Google Talk To Make Third-Party Apps More Secure

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http://techcrunch.com – Virtually all of Google’s APIs currently support OAuth 2.0, a framework for allowing third-party apps limited access to your data from other services, as their standard authentication mechanism. Starting today, Google is taking its OAuth 2.0 support a step further by bringing it to IMAP/SMTP and XMPP, the protocols that allow third-party access to Google services like Gmail and Google Talk. This move, says Google’s Ryan Troll, will allow developers to give users “tighter control over what data clients have access to, and clients never see a user’s password, making it mu (IT news)