Implementing OAuth2 with OpenAM

This post is going to be a “work in progress” but I am going to post it as I go along as opposed to waiting until it’s completed.(Continuous Delivery ya’ know! ).

As you probably know OpenAM supports OAuth2 out of the box. Great but some people are still asking, “what is OAuth2?”. No problem. There are a ton of resources available online that provides an overview.


  • OAuth 2.0 Specification
  • OAuth 2 Site
  • OAuth2 – blog post by Anders Askasen
  • OpenAM OAuth 2.0 Authentication
  • Shoot Me a Token: OpenAM as an OAuth2 Provider
  • OAuth 2.0: Get Started with the Demo Client
  • OpenID Connect Examples
  • Google OAuth Playground
  • 2 thoughts on “Implementing OAuth2 with OpenAM

    1. Roland Davis says:

      I tried OAuth2 yesterday in OpenAM, it literally took 5 minutes to setup Facebook social login. The “hardest” part was registering the application with facebook, only because the name I gave the application was too many characters so I had to repeat the process. It works great!

      1. Brad Tumy says:

        Hey Roland,

        Thanks for sharing! I agree, it’s really simple to setup. What version of OpenAM are you using? I have a customer that is using OpenAM 11 and it seems to be consistently easy from OpenAM 11 on up.


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