About Dave Syer

Dave Syer is a member of the Cloud Foundry Identity Team, working on security and identity management solutions for cloudfoundry.com and other installations of the platform. He is an experienced enterprise architect, having worked mainly with Java and open source products, and also an active Spring Framework committer, and founder of the Spring Batch project.

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About Dave Syer

Dave Syer is a member of the Cloud Foundry Identity Team, working on security and identity management solutions for cloudfoundry.com and other installations of the platform. He is an experienced enterprise architect, having worked mainly with Java and open source products, and also an active Spring Framework committer, and founder of the Spring Batch project.

How to Integrate an Application with Cloud Foundry using OAuth2

This article explains how to use Cloud Foundry APIs from a user application using the built in identity management solution in the User Account and Authentication Service (UAA). The UAA acts (amongst other things) as an OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server, … Continue reading

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How to Integrate an Application with Cloud Foundry using OAuth2

This article explains how to use Cloud Foundry APIs from a user application using the built in identity management solution in the User Account and Authentication Service (UAA). The UAA acts (amongst other things) as an OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server, … Continue reading

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Securing RESTful Web Services with OAuth2

As an active committer on Spring Security OAuth and the Cloud Foundry UAA, one of the questions I get asked the most is: “When and why would I use OAuth2?” The answer, as often with such questions, is “it depends.” … Continue reading

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Securing RESTful Web Services with OAuth2

As an active committer on Spring Security OAuth and the Cloud Foundry UAA, one of the questions I get asked the most is: “When and why would I use OAuth2?” The answer, as often with such questions, is “it depends.” … Continue reading

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High Level Features of the UAA

The User Account and Authentication Service (UAA) in Cloud Foundry is responsible for securing the platform services and providing a single sign on for web applications. A previous article introduced the UAA and placed it in the context of the … Continue reading

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High Level Features of the UAA

The User Account and Authentication Service (UAA) in Cloud Foundry is responsible for securing the platform services and providing a single sign on for web applications. A previous article introduced the UAA and placed it in the context of the … Continue reading

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Introducing the UAA and Security for Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is a distributed system with many components front and back end. If you are familiar with the Cloud Foundry architecture you have probably noticed that the Cloud Controller exposes its functionality via lightweight HTTP APIs. The internal components … Continue reading

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Introducing the UAA and Security for Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is a distributed system with many components front and back end. If you are familiar with the Cloud Foundry architecture you have probably noticed that the Cloud Controller exposes its functionality via lightweight HTTP APIs. The internal components … Continue reading

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