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Richard McIntyre's Blog: Using OAuth in Lithium

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 31 December 2011.
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Richard McIntyre has a new post to his blog showing how he set up OAuth support in a Lithium-based application with the help of a handy plugin (li3_oath).

The OAuth protocol is a fantastic way to login to remote services and websites. Unfortunately the spec is different in OAuth 1.0 and the yet un-solidified 2.0, the implementation is also different across different services. At the moment this is a bit of a goose chase, but libraries like li3_oauth can help! [...] I like to be in control and calling the shots! I also want to have users have the option to login to other services under the same umbrella. Working directly with OAuth is what I wanted to do. Of course I was doing this in Lithium because it is clearly the best PHP Framework!

His process is broken up into four steps:

  • Grab the latest version of the li3_oauth plugin
  • Fork and refactor the plugin
  • Create the Tweet and Facebook controllers
  • Refactor a bit more to turn it into a service

The code changes are pretty minimal and are included in the post.