Introduction to liboauth

liboauth is a collection of POSIX-C functions implementing the OAuth Core RFC 5849 standard. Liboauth provides functions to escape and encode parameters according to OAuth specification and offers high-level functionality to sign requests or verify OAuth signatures as well as perform HTTP requests.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

liboauth Dependencies


cURL-7.50.3 and OpenSSL-1.0.2j or NSS-3.27.1


Doxygen-1.8.12 (to build documentation)

User Notes:

Installation of liboauth

Install liboauth by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

If you have installed Doxygen-1.8.12, issue make dox to build the documentation.

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you have previously built the documentation, install it by running the following commands as the root user:

install -v -dm755 /usr/share/doc/liboauth-1.0.3 &&
cp -rv doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/liboauth-1.0.3

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-nss: Use this switch if you want to use Mozilla NSS instead of OpenSSL.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/liboauth-1.0.3

Short Descriptions

provides functions to escape and encode stings according to OAuth specifications and offers high-level functionality built on top to sign requests or verify signatures using either NSS or OpenSSL for calculating the hash/signatures.

Last updated on 2016-08-29 15:59:18 -0500