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What is the oAuth domain that is mentioned in the StackApps app registration form? I googled it but couldn't find a good description.

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The OAuth domain name is the domain name that will be used to restrict the value of the redirect_uri parameter when authenticating from your application. This is done as a security precaution to prevent others from using your API key and redirecting to a domain name that does not match the one specified in the registration form.

The API documentation page for authentication makes the following brief comment when describing the redirect_uri parameter:

"redirect_uri - must be under an apps registered domain"

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