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What is oAuth and why am I seeing errors about it in my dashboard?


oAuth or Open Authorization:
Is an open standard for token-based authentication and authorization on the Internet. oAuth allows an end user's account information to be used by third-party Data Sources, such as Facebook, without exposing the user's password.


Why TapClicks uses oAuth:
TapClicks leverages several different types of authorization protocols to facilitate the integration of your data (or that of your clients) into the TapClicks platform so that you can display it in a dashboard. These authorization protocols allow regular data updates without requiring authentication credentials to be entered for every interaction.


Why would I have an oAuth issue:
This secure authentication of data exchange works seamlessly, but if the credentials change or expire it will prevent that exchange from taking place. If this happens, the solution is simply to update the credentials to reinstate the proper exchange of data. 
 
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