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.
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….