OAuth and OpenID Connect for dummies

To learn more about how and why OAuth 2 works the way it does, I took part in a workshop hosted by curity.io as part of the Nordic APIS summit 2018. The workshop covered the basics of OAuth 2 and OpenID Connect. I have worked a little bit with OAuth 2  before so I knew the basics, but the workshop helped me gain a better understanding of the protocol and the different parts of it.

I have tried to describe the learnings I had from the workshop here both for my reference and it might help others understand OAuth 2 better.

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