For those who frequent this site, you’ve seen us write a fair bit about the recently approved UMA standard and how we are starting to develop our implementation of this standard.
As part of ForgeRock’s implementation of the User-Managed Access specification, we’ve written a paper outlines some of the benefits of implementing UMA. UMA is a profile of OAuth that offers standardized, modern Web APIs, resolving many issues in authorization, privacy, and consented sharing. Most important, UMA facilitates optimum user control, a key requirement in privacy protection.
Other resources for our UMA implementation can be found on our OpenUMA project page.