This guide uses some key terminology that you should familiarize yourself with:
- Third party: You, the developer who creates an
application or plug-in that uses Yahoo! Web services and APIs.
- Fourth party: Your users who install and use your
application or plug-in, in turn also using Yahoo! Web services and APIs.
- Yahoo! Key: Another name for the Consumer
- Yahoo! Secret: Another name for the Consumer Secret
associated with the Consumer Key. This is known as the Consumer Secret in OAuth.
- Application ID: An Application ID is a string that
uniquely identifies your an application project on the Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN).
Think of it like a User-Agent string. If you have multiple applications, you must use a
different ID for each one.
- Yahoo! Information: A term referring collectively
to the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, and Application ID.
- Scopes / Access Scopes: A scope is a permission
setting that specifies access to a Yahoo! user's non-public data. For more information
about scopes, refer to the Scopes section in the OAuth
Quick Start Guide. For a list of scopes available, refer to the Scopes Reference in this guide.