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Yahoo BBauth API

From their site: You build great web applications. We have millions of users who store their data on Yahoo!. Browser-Based Authentication (BBAuth) makes it possible for your applications to use that data (with their permission). BBAuth also offers a Single Sign-On (SSO) facility so that existing Yahoo! users can use your services without having to complete yet another registration process. The first time a user visits your web site, you redirect them to a specially constructed Yahoo! URL where they can login and grant your application permission.

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Yahoo BBauth: Highlights

Summary
Browser based authentication service
Category
Security
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://developer.yahoo.com/auth/ 
This is 1 of
58 APIs by Yahoo

Yahoo BBauth: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
https://api.login.yahoo.com/WSLogin/V1/wslogi ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Application ID required  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
yahoo.com  
Company
Yahoo  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
5,000 queries per IP per day per API (Request More
Terms of Service
API Terms of Service 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Quickstart Package with PHP classes 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
Yahoo Group 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Comments 

September 18, 2007
at 11:08
Comment by: Mark Wonsil

While Yahoo! may authenticate a user, the API does not tell you who the user is (their Yahoo! ID). This makes it difficult to grant or prevent access in your application if you don\'t know who the users are.

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