OAuth is an open standard for access delegation, commonly used as a way for Internet users to grant websites or applications access to their information on other websites but without giving them the passwords. This mechanism is used by companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to permit the users to share information about their accounts with third party applications or websites.

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Definition of "OAuth" by Chat GPT: OAuth, which stands for Open Authorization, is an open standard protocol that allows secure authorization of services in a standardized manner. It enables a user to grant limited access to their resources on one site to another site without revealing their credentials, typically using an access token. This is commonly used in scenarios where an application wants to access data or services on behalf of the user from another application or service.
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