Monthly Archives: May 2014

Oauth with iOS and android together with Symfony2

In a few projects I made in the last few months I wanted to use a method to login at a custom site within a app on Android or iOS. Using the username/password combination from the website itself didn’t seem to be a great idea, so that was scrapped directly.

I decided to look into using oAuth2 for accessing the API that was created on the website for authorisation. oAuth2 seems to be a commonly used, by companies like Google, Facebook and GitHub. Searching for simple implementation for both Android and iOS showed a few libraries, but all of them weren’t documented that well.

With this serie of blog posts I am going to try making a simple example website that contains a simple REST API written in symfony 2. This API will be called with 2 apps, 1 iOS app and 1 Android app. These apps are very simple, and have no other features/usages within this example. They are created just to show how to integrate the oAuth2 part into a app.

All code by used within this serie will be published at github, see the specific posts for the repository for that part of the project. The project is split up in 3 separate repositories.
While this project is ment to be a example for creating oAuth authorization, I still assume you have basic knowledge about both Symfony2, as iOS and Android programming. I won’t be explaining how to create a basic project for these three setup. All exampled that I publish are working and tested examples.

This serie is split up in more then one blogpost, in every blogpost I try to concentrate myself on one component in this project. Due too time constraints I won’t be able to publish all posts directly from the start, I will try to publish a post once every week.

In case of questions/mistakes/spelling errors/etc/ please leave a comment on the specific blog post. I will try to answer them as soon as possible.