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login method with user id and password

hello.
i'm a .net developer. these days i'm developing a software program using Yahoo Contact API.
i can't find login method with user id and password.
but i can find login method with consumer key and secret without user id and password. that's OAuth.
isn't there login method with user id and password?
please tell me~
this is so urgent for me. help me.

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  • Hi,

    We don't have public API for authentication with username and password:
    http://developer.yahoo.com/auth/

    Otherwise it is very hard for users to revoke the authorization other
    than changing password.

    You should try OAuth which returns you oauth session handle that you
    can store and use to exchange for access token which then allows
    you to access user's data.

    Thanks,
    Yu Wang
    Yahoo! Membership Team
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  • Thank you for your answer.
    But iTues is available to login with userid and password.
    How could iTues do?
    I guess, maybe have Yahoo Contact API a login method unoffically?
    Would you mind if I have the unoffically method?
    Please tell me~
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  • Hi,

    You can actually use the Direct OAuth which a Yahoo proprietary interface
    though:
    http://developer.yahoo.com/messenger/guide...irectoauth.html

    Thanks,
    Yu Wang
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  • Thank you sooooooooooooooo much~^^
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