A generic, spec-compliant, thorough implementation of the OAuth request-signing
OAuth often seems complicated and difficult-to-implement. There are several
prominent libraries for signing OAuth requests, but they all suffer from one or
both of the following:
- They predate the OAuth 1.0 spec, AKA RFC 5849.
- They predate the OAuth 2.0 spec, AKA RFC 6749.
- They assume the usage of a specific HTTP request library.
OAuthLib is a generic utility which implements the logic of OAuth without
assuming a specific HTTP request object. Use it to graft OAuth support onto your
favorite HTTP library. If you're a maintainer of such a library, write a thin
veneer on top of OAuthLib and get OAuth support for very little effort.