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Welcome to the OAuth with On-Premise Installation guide for ReportPlus Server!

In order to limit access to a user’s data and secure potentially sensitive user information, such as a user’s credentials, many of today’s popular API’s implement what is known as the Open Authorization (OAuth) protocol. The protocol gives the user the ability to quickly block access to their protected data and the ability to grant access to said data without having to share their personal credentials with third-parties (who may, or may not be, potentially malicious and/or properly secured).

The purpose of this document is to give an overview of the OAuth protocol and to explain how ReportPlus Server handles it in order to retrieve a user’s data from a secured API. However, before we dive into any in-depth explanation of OAuth, we’ll first explore some of the current hurdles with setting up OAuth for multiple on-premise installations.

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