auth provider
A class implementing the Marco responder pattern that listens to a specific set of URL’s for interaction and redirects back to the designated endpoint when the authentication is finished.
The end_point is a standard parameter used with velruse authentication to indicate where velruse should POST the token to when the user has finished.
identity provider
A service/website that authenticates a user and returns user information. Some well known identity providers: Google, AOL, Yahoo, Facebook, twitter.
Term used for an object that can be called with a WebOb Request, and will return a WebOb Response object. All of the Auth Providers follow this call style.
Persistent data storage to hold onto user records after a user has authenticated. The user data is stored temporarily until it has been retrieved for use.