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Simple Session Management Across Multiple Application Servers

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What mechanism to use for simple and secure HTTP API access?

I am currently working on a service which offers a HTTP API for mobile clients. I want clients to authenticate in order to access my API. The server itself is doing the authentication there will be ...
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Is there any advantage to OAuth vs cookie-based sessions (established via username/password) under the following assumptions? There is only one legitimate client to the service The OAuth client ...