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RFC 6749, "The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework", October 2012

Source of RFC: oauth (sec)

Errata ID: 5379
Status: Reported
Type: Editorial

Reported By: James Manger
Date Reported: 2018-06-06

Section 5.1, 4.2.2 says:

expires_in
         RECOMMENDED.  The lifetime in seconds of the access token.  For
         example, the value "3600" denotes ...

It should say:

expires_in
         RECOMMENDED.  The lifetime in seconds of the access token.  For
         example, the value 3600 denotes ...

Notes:

The "expires_in" member in JSON must be a numeric value, not a string. Unfortunately quite a few implementations have got this wrong. A likely reason is the quoted value "3600" in the RFC where "expires_in" is defined. The quotes in the text version of the RFC are only an artefact of the marked-up as a protocol value in the RFC production chain.

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