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 +# OAuth
 +OAuth is an [authorization](/​glossary/​a/​authorization) method used to provide access to resources over HTTP/S. It works by providing access tokens representing a user permissions to access a resource. This token is used by a client to [authenticate](/​glossary/​a/​authentication) its requests.
 +There are two versions of OAuth: *OAuth 1* which uses an HMAC-SHA signature strings, and *OAuth 2* (using tokens over [HTTPS](/​glossary/​h/​https).