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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

OAuth
OAuth Standard or Specification

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Description: OAuth is an open standard used to authorize access to protected data. OAuth provides client applications with secure delegated access to server resources on behalf of a resource owner. This standard 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 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.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.7
Decision Date: 07/23/2019
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: OAuth
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/23/2019).