Connecting Google App Engine and Salesforce.com with oAuth

Community member Jeff Douglas recently contributed a great new project to Code Share. The Force.com oAuth project provides a sample Java webapp deployed in Google App Engine which uses oAuth to connect to Salesforce.com

Security is one of the often arcane subjects that only a select few attempt to unravel it's secrets. Anyone that has used  Salesforce.com can attest that the sharing model has taken a complex requirement and made it accessible to many (IMO the sign of a good solution and solid design). But security within the platform is not the only aspect we, as Force.com ninjas, need to be aware of. Robert Fly's fantastic blog post is a testament to the complexity often inherent with Security. This post references a LOT of material you can look at to get started, if Security is of interest to you. 

One aspect of security that I have been looking at recently is oAuth. I have used Single Sign On with the platform in the past when I have needed secure access, but had never used oAuth. Thankfully, Jeff Douglas from Appiro, recently contributed a new Code Share project titled, Force.com OAuth Demo.  This project provides a great demo application of using a Java webapp deployed on Google App Engine to connect to Salesforce.com using oAuth to authenticate.

Great job Jeff, and thanks for saving me endless hours getting started on oAuth.


 

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Connecting Google App Engine and Salesforce.com with oAuth