Authorization Server





Authorization Server
An authorization server is a type of server that processes requests for access to resources. It is responsible for identifying users and verifying their credentials. It also maintains a database of users and their access rights. For example, when you log in to a website, the authorization server checks your credentials (username and password) to make sure you are who you say you are. It then grants you access to the website’s resources. Every time you open an app or website, the authorization server is hard at work verifying your identity and making sure you have the necessary access rights. Analogies can also be used to help explain authorization servers. Think of an authorization server as a bouncer at a nightclub. The bouncer looks at your identification to make sure you are who you say you are and that you are old enough to be there. Once you’re cleared to enter, the bouncer grants you access to the nightclub. Fun Fact: Authorization servers are used by more than 10 million websites worldwide, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon!