On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Tim <timlo...
> Redditgifts looks like it is using OAuth2 to get an authenticated Reddit
> username -- is this functionality that is available to other web
> applications? Is there any way to register for an OAuth client ID?
Not yet. RedditGifts is using an early alpha version. Stay tuned! We'll
announce to /r/redditdev once it's ready.
> If not: is there any other way to conveniently get an authenticated Reddit
> username without requiring the user to give me their username and password?
> (It's possible to use the private inbox RSS feed to get the username, but
> it's awfully inconvenient for the user).
OAuth2 will be the best way to do this once we've finished releasing it for
general consumption. I'm afraid I don't have a good alternative to suggest
at the moment.