avatar-lars.jpg Lars K. Johansen

Lars K. Johansen is a Staff Software Engineer and the lead for the Customer Federations team in the CIAM (Customer Identity Access Management) Products sphere at Okta. He has a great passion for software that involves security, scalability, efficiency, and reliability. Lars was born and raised in Oslo, Norway, and he enjoys going on hikes, playing tennis, and loves to cook and eat delicious food. Before Okta, Lars was a graduate student at Harvard University, holds a Master's Degree from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and most recently wrote his Master's Thesis on the topic of Network Coding at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Command Line Login with the OAuth Device Grant

Even if you’ve never heard of the OAuth 2.0 Device Authorization Grant, formerly known as the Device Flow, you’ve probably seen it in action on a smart TV or other streaming device. The Device Authorization Grant is commonly used on devices with limited keyboard input ability. The process allows you to log in to an account more easily via a separate browser on your laptop, mobile phone, or other companion rich-input device. For instance, if...

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