What is this all about?

Posted by Robert Copithorne on 10 November 2017 in English (English)

Carry forward from previous Diary Entry:

"The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service. "

I don't understand why this is being requested, and why it applies to me. As far as I recall, I haven't had to grant this authority on any previous uploadings on JOSM, or any other site.

Anybody who has some information, I would be pleased if you passed it on to me.


Since this entry, I have noticed the following comment on release version 12926; a version not mentioned in the Changelog.:

"JOSM now uses a new code signing certificate sponsored by ​FOSSGIS .e.v (required for WebStart)"

When I go to FOSSGIS, I don't see any mention of this requirement.

Possibly if I don't use WebStart, I won't run in to this problem.

If I'm doing something incorrectly, I'd like someone to let me know.

In the meantime, if I update to 13053, I'll not use WebStart, but this seems a crude way of solving the problem. A better way would be to receive some explanation of the code signing certificate, and assurances that it is safe to use by the OSM contributors.

Hope to get some response to this. Thank you.

Comment from philippec on 10 November 2017 at 20:45

I do not understand that there were no comments on your previous entry. I thought more knowledgeable people than me would answer. I gave the oAuth authorisation many times, I do not recall all at this moment. But using notes and so on in Osmand requires it. There is nothing wrong with it, I think.

Comment from Robert Copithorne on 14 November 2017 at 21:05

Thanks phillippec, for your reply.

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