As WIRED’s Lily Hay Newman wrote last week, Sign In with Apple lets you use your Apple ID account credentials to sign into non-Apple apps. Like Facebook Login and Login with Google, it aims to “centralize a group of accounts around a more secure login that you’re more likely to actively monitor and maintain, rather than a one-off account you set with a weak password.”
Apple is using the same backend protocols for its sign-on system as others in the industry. Earlier this week, a senior developer advocate at identity management company Okta went through the early workflow for implementing Sign In with Apple and noted that Apple appears to be using industry-standard technology for the feature.
“Thankfully, Apple adopted the existing open standards OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect … While they don’t explicitly call out OAuth or OIDC in their documentation, they use all the same terminology and API calls,” Aaron Parecki wrote. “That means if you’re familiar with these technologies, you should have no trouble using Sign In with Apple right away!”
Read the complete article in Wired by Lauren Good