Markethive Uses OAuth? What Is It?
When setting up an account with a new service and they request registration via your social account, is it secure? What exactly is OAuth?
To begin at a high level, OAuth is not an API or a service: it's an open standard for authorization and anyone can implement it. More specifically, OAuth is a standard that apps can use to provide client applications with “secure delegated access.” It’s like having a valet key to your car.
Techno Babble: For the Techies
OAuth is an open standard for access delegation, commonly used as a way for Internet users to grant websites or applications access to their information on other websites but without giving them the passwords.
This mechanism is used by companies such as Amazon, Markethive, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter to permit users to share information about their accounts with third-party applications or websites.
Generally, OAuth provides clients with 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. Designed specifically to work with Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), OAuth essentially allows access tokens to be issued to third-party clients by an authorization server, with the approval of the resource owner. The third party then uses the access token to access the protected resources hosted by the resource server.
OAuth is a service that is complementary to and distinct from OpenID. OAuth is also distinct from OATH, which is a reference architecture for authentication, not a standard for authorization. However, OAuth is directly related to OpenID Connect (OIDC) since OIDC is an authentication layer built on top of OAuth 2.0. OAuth is also distinct from XACML, which is an authorization policy standard. OAuth can be used in conjunction with XACML where OAuth is used for ownership consent and access delegation whereas XACML is used to define the authorization policies (e.g. managers can view documents in their region).
More easily explained for the Laymen:
When registering a new account in Markethive, we use OAuth. This cookie has a driven socket connection verification process that passes (with your permission) your “name, email and picture” from your selected account (Gmail, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.) to our database, server, the blockchain, to verify who you are.
NOTE: It does not give us access to your Social account or additional data. It is strictly for setting up a new account and keeping it secure to you.
This process stores this data on our servers, blockchain, your wallet so we can validate that it is you coming and going to our secure encrypted dashboard of services. This adds a huge layer of security for you and the community.
This process does not give us your password or access to your social or email account. It is like you knocked on the door to come in. We request your ID and note the serial number and confirm through a 3rd party that ID number name your photo is you and we give you an access badge to enter.
Markethive uses 128 bit SSL security for our dashboards as well, so all information traveling from your device to our system is highly encrypted.
Markethive is also in the process of implementing OpenID, which will be using a 2FA process via Google Authenticator until our Crypto wallets are released, then the 2FA process will run through them.
We also request a working cell phone number for further security sending additional verification to that number for things like credit card changes, additions, coin transfers, etc.
After passing through the OAuth and 2FA your freedom to travel throughout the Markethive system as you are granted. Only you have access to this information and only you can terminate your account and this information. No one else can. This is the reason we embrace OAuth and blockchain. It keeps your data under your control and no one else.
So when you decide to join Markethive, your security is our highest priority. Gone from our system is the aged old process and the very nonsecure process of entering fields with your name, email, phone, etc. then retrieving a verification email with a validation link.
This is why you are seeing this type of registration becoming commonplace. This process also prevents 3rd parties from tracking you on our secure distributed security data system.
Notably, verification through OAuth guarantees email delivery to your inbox and not your spam folder and completely negates “fake” accounts and spammy email addresses.
We invite you to take Markethive for a ride and see for yourself what we are building. If you are not satisfied just navigate to your account settings and press the Delete Button. You will "NUKE" all your data and it'll be completely destroyed. No logs, no backups.
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