Q:  Does Silo Support OAuth?

A:  Yes, Silo supports OAuth natively.  

What is OAuth?

OAuth provides client applications a secure delegated access to server resources on behalf of a resource owner. It specifies a process for resource owners to authorize third-party access to their server resources without sharing their credentials.  

OAuth essentially allows access tokens to be issued to third-party clients by an authorization server, with the approval of the resource owner, or end-user. The client then uses the access token to access the protected resources hosted by the resource server.  

OAuth is commonly used as a way for Internet users to log into third party websites using their Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter accounts without exposing their password.

Silo and OAuth

Silo is a secure hosted browsing environment where exposure to browser executed code is insulated from the end-user by the architecture of the service.  

Within this environment, Silo uses a customized version of Mozilla Firefox as the browser.  Firefox natively supports OAuth. Therefore, Silo supports OAuth in as much as Firefox does.

Additional Notes

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