Study of Facebook’s application architecture

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dc.contributor.author Sundar, Nataraj
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T18:57:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T18:57:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/12124
dc.description.abstract Facebook is a social networking service launched in February of 2004, currently having 600 million active users. Users can create a personal profile, add other friends, and exchange messages and notifications when they change their profile. Facebook has the highest usage among all social networks worldwide. It's most valuable asset is access to the personal data of all its users, making the security of such data a primary concern. User's data can be accessed by Facebook and third parties using Applications(Applications are web applications that are loaded in the context of Facebook. Building an application on Facebook will allow integration with many aspects like the user's profile information, news feed, notifications etc). "On profile" advertisement in Facebook is a classic example of how Facebook tailors the advertisements a user can see, based on the information in his profile. Having prioritzed user friendlines and ease of use of the Applications over the security of the user's data, serious questions about privacy are raised. We provide here an in-depth view of the Facebook's Application Authetication and Authorization architecture. We have included what, in our opinion, are the positives and negetives and suggested improvements. This document takes on the role of the User, the Application and Facebook server at appropriate points. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Open authentication en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.title Study of Facebook’s application architecture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Computing and Information Sciences en_US
dc.description.advisor Xinming (Simon) Ou en_US
dc.subject.umi Computer Science (0984) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US

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