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I am new to both OpenID and OAuth, and before I dive any deeper, I'd like to know if I'm right in assuming that OpenID + OAuth make it possible for my application to interact with Yahoo! Contacts, for instance, by only asking my visitor for Yahoo logon information (and sparing her visit to Yahoo site to grant the permission).

Thank you.

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  • Happy day Vitali ! It is working as your log in Yahoo! or Yahoo similar site. Thanks.
  • Hi Vitali,

    You shouldn't ask user for Yahoo! logon information if what you mean
    is user name and password. You will get some kind of token after
    you send the user to Yahoo! for their permission and then you can
    use that token to access their contacts information.

    You can start with the Yahoo! OpenID/OAuth guide to see how the flow
    looks like and then decided whether it can satisfy your requirements:

    Yu Wang
    Yahoo! Membership Team
  • deep, Yu,

    Thank you for your insight.
    I think I can take my decision just based on that.

    Have a nice day.


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