AOL OAuth is Coming!

We've obtained OAuth access to AOL's contacts API, which means that we'll be able to provide a much improved user experience along the lines of Gmail and Yahoo imports.

September 6, 2013

We blogged about having issues with AOL importing recently and we’ve since implemented a CSV import for AOL. This is not a great long term solution: it requires some changes for those of you doing API integrations and it’s a poor user experience.

Well, we have a better solution and it’s coming soon. We’ve obtained OAuth access to AOL’s contacts API, which means that we’ll be able to provide a much improved user experience along the lines of Gmail and Yahoo imports.

The OAuth import for AOL will require that API customers update their integration libraries and make the change to their user flow to direct the user to a popup with the consent URL that we return. Widget customers will not have to make any changes.

In the meantime, API customers should update your integration for AOL to mirror the Yahoo and Gmail imports. This means that the API will return a ‘consent_url’ to redirect the user to, for completing the import.

blog/avatars/graeme.jpg Graeme Rouse
CTO at CloudSponge


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