Open-Sourcing Mashape’s Guardian. OAuth solved.
At Mashape, we support thousands of APIs. Over the years, we have learned a lot about different authentications and the complex world of OAuth. Today, we are happy to officially release Guardian.js
, the open-source gatekeeper that removes the OAuth dance with a single request.
In the past, the community has shown lots of love and support for our previous open-source projects: OAuthBible
. As we continue to develop new API tools, we’ll continue to share our work with the developer community!
We hope you like it,
The Mashape Team
Get rid of…
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This is a sample app
that demonstrates how to consume OAuth-protected Mashape APIs in Windows 8/RT. This example uses a Twitter search endpoint
Although this example uses Windows 8/C#, it is based on the same steps indicated in our “Authenticate with OAuth” documentation for REST, PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, and Java/Android. For these languages, we auto-generate the endpoint’s ready-to-use libraries for your convenience. A huge time-saver!
Steps to consume OAuth-protected Mashape APIs
We’d love to hear from you about Mashape’s OAuth support. You can talk to us through Facebook
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org