OAuth would be a big step toward a proper API, e.g. for mobile apps.
Benefits of OAuth over cookies, which we have now:
There was a GitHub issue proposing an OAuth provider, but it was closed without any discussion or reasoning in January 2016: https://github.com/lobsters/lobsters/issues/260
I thought we could revisit the proposal as a
meta discussion, to figure out if there are any dealbreaking downsides to adding OAuth support. Or if no objections are found, then the issue could be made up-for-grabs for anyone who is interested in implementing support.