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oAuth as a client

Hello,

I´ve to make a little funcionality where oAuth is used and after googling it I don´t know if I have an enormous problem or not problem at all.

Every information I find is related to authentication from the salesforce side but what I have to do is authenticate an external callout with an external oAuth endpoint.

It can be resumed this way:

External someone call myHttpPOST apex class method(which NOT includes oAuth flow)

This external wants me to authenticate his request so gives me an oAuth Url which I´ll have to request(POST ay ay), depending of the response, I´ll generate an adecuate response to the original request to my POST apex rest.

Then, I´ll have a POST apex method which receive a request and inside of my method I´ll have to make a POST request to an external URL because cannot have two apex post methods in the same class.

As I said, I´m not sure if I understood a word or I´m finding problems where there are not.

Thanks, regards

 
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KevinPKevinP
Making an Authenticate oAuth call from within Salesforce to a third party server is definitely doable! I've done it a number of times. 

That said, Oauth is a complicated and detail oriented protocol. I highly suggest reading through the oAuth documentation at: http://oauth.net/

To help you get started, there is an "oauth playground" unmanaged package you can install from here: https://github.com/jesperfj/sfdc-oauth-playground 

While that app is setup to help you make oAuth calls, the code is an excellent starting point for creating your own oAuth library focused for your needs.

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KevinPKevinP
Making an Authenticate oAuth call from within Salesforce to a third party server is definitely doable! I've done it a number of times. 

That said, Oauth is a complicated and detail oriented protocol. I highly suggest reading through the oAuth documentation at: http://oauth.net/

To help you get started, there is an "oauth playground" unmanaged package you can install from here: https://github.com/jesperfj/sfdc-oauth-playground 

While that app is setup to help you make oAuth calls, the code is an excellent starting point for creating your own oAuth library focused for your needs.
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dai developerdai developer
That makes me feel more confident about deadlines Kevin, plus the code, much obliged!!

Regards