API keys are often used to validate developer consumer API credentials. They are often strings of randomized characters that the developer is asked to keep safe. However, like a password, they shouldn’t be considered as a holistic security mechanism.
API Security: A Gateway To Heaven
Because they power applications used by hundreds, thousands, and even millions of people, security is hugely important when creating APIs. Despite this, perhaps due to their now outdated reputation as niche products “just for techies,” there can be a bit of an air of complacency around API security. In the past, we’ve written broadly about…
High-Grade API Security For Banks
Financial institutions occupy a special zone for APIs largely because of how stringent the regulatory compliance rulesets are. The data that financial institutions leverage are protected wiy by a variety of regulatory ordinances, and as such, this data has to be stringently controlled, secured, and managed – hence why high-grade API security is such a…
3 Common Methods of API Authentication Explained
APIs handle enormous amounts of data of a wiy varying type – accordingly, one of the chief concerns of any data provider is how specifically to secure this data. The idea that data should be secret, that it should be unchanged, and that it should be available for manipulation is key to any conversation on…
API Keys ≠ Security: Why API Keys Are Not Enough
Despite the alluring simplicity and ease of utilizing API Keys, the shifting of security responsibility, lack of granular control, and misunderstanding of purpose and use amongst most developers makes solely relying on API Keys a poor decision. More than just protecting API keys, we need to program robust identity control and access management features to safeguard the entire API platform….