REST Authentication is OAuth2 ,not Basic access authentication

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REST Authentication is OAuth2 ,not Basic access authentication

Hi all
 
I found "basic access authentication" in REST API documents.
I think "basic access authentication" => "OAuth2"

wikipedia - basic access authentication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_access_authentication

See below.
http://developers.marketo.com/documentation/rest/

Marketo REST APIs

Page Last Updated: November 2014
Authentication: Basic Access Authentication


http://developers.marketo.com/documentation/rest/authentication/

Authentication

Page Last Updated: December 2014

Marketo's REST APIs uses basic access authentication.

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Re: REST Authentication is OAuth2 ,not Basic access authentication

It is a modified version of OAuth2. I heard some feedback that it was confusing, so I wrote Basic Access Auth. It's a modified version of Bassic Access Auth as well. So I can see why it is still confusing. 
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Re: REST Authentication is OAuth2 ,not Basic access authentication

Hi Murtza,

I think it is confusing. I've written an app recently and spent a lot of time trying to work out why the OAuth2 wasn't working, only to realise that it's really just basic authentication.

Maybe documentation needs updating, and mentions of OAuth2 need removing?
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Re: REST Authentication is OAuth2 ,not Basic access authentication

@Brody, all mentions of OAuth2 are gone. I agree it can be made clearer. I think rather than saying it is either Basic Auth or OAuth2. I will just describe the custom auth we currently have. 
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Re: REST Authentication is OAuth2 ,not Basic access authentication

@Murtza

I began Marketo REST programming from last month.
My confusing step.
1. I read "Quick Start Guide for Marketo REST API".
http://developers.marketo.com/blog/quick-start-guide-for-marketo-rest-api/
2. I found a word "OAuth" in this image.
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3. Traditional basic auth do not need Token. I thought this authentication is OAuth1.
4. Next, I refferd API reference "Authentication" chapter.
http://developers.marketo.com/documentation/rest/authentication/
5. Request and Response format is not OAuth1 and is similler to OAuth2.
I assumed OAuth2.

Takehiro