API Fortress launches open source app, 3loa Helper, to automate 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows

API Fortress, the leader in continuous API testing, announces 3loa Helper, an open source application that automates 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows from the world’s largest social and search providers.

By simply integrating API Fortress with 3loa Helper, developers and test engineers can test and validate 3-legged OAuth flows.

“Too many tests today don’t truly reproduce the user flows a production API sees,” says Patrick Poulin, CEO and co-founder at API Fortress, “This leaves risky holes in a test plan, and ignores what is often the very first step for users.”

It is difficult to automate 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows for API testing because 3-legged OAuth 2.0 was specifically designed to require user intervention.

3loa Helper solves this problem by creating a UI interaction to execute the 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flow, and then generates an API for consumption by API Fortress (or any system).

In this way, engineers can fully capture real world user behavior, which is critical as more enterprise users embrace 3-legged OAuth.

Now, API Fortress users may validate API authentication and handoff work consistently to collect accurate data about the reliability of login procedures for users.

Enterprises should know how third-party authorization solutions are affecting their users.

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