man, this was awesome ;-)

A guy (Pablo Fernandez) put this query in stack overflow:


Hi, I’m looking for a Java library that helps me building an OAuth Provider. I must be able to receive OAuth signed requests and determine whether they are valid or not (checking the signature, timestamp and nonce values).

Do you know if there’s something out there that makes this task easier?

thanks a ton!



Below were the responses for the above query. Read these responses from top to bottom, I’m sure you will be as excited as I was when I did 😉


 Comment 1:

In other words, what you r are looking for is a Java library that realizes an OAuth provider, not consumer. You may want to edit your question to correct that. – Matthias Mar 21 ’10 at 10:59


 Comment 2:

Pablo, please change your question title and your question to reflect the intention. You want a OAuth Provider… – Hendy Irawan Dec 22 ’10 at 18:50


 Comment 3:

I was JUST about to link you to Scribe ( when I noticed that you’re its author! Did you actually end up writing the library yourself ? 😉 – Hendy Irawan Dec 23 ’10 at 8:26


 Comment 4:

@Hendy I had to write a client library (scribe) because all other sucked. I didn’t need to write the server side stuff (provider). Maybe if there is enough need sometime I’ll do some “scribe-server” thing. Thanks – Pablo Fernandez Dec 23 ’10 at 14:38


Comment 3 was jus awesome 😉


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