Posts Tagged: API security

What is The Role of Identity in API Security?

What options do APIs and microservices have when it comes to authentication and authorization? What is the role of identity in API security?

In our last LiveCast, we sought to discover best practices for handling identity within API security. Read more

8 Vital OAuth Flows and Powers

Daniel Lindau of Curity provides an overview of important OAuth flows and abilities The API space requires authorization in order to secure data – this is a given in the modern era. Accordingly, implementing the correct authorization system is vitally important, perhaps even more important than the API it is meant to handle authorization for. Read more

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 Despite this, perhaps due to their now outdated reputation as niche products “just for techies,” there can be a bit of an air of complacency around API security. Read more

Assisted Token Flow: The Answer to OAuth Integration in Single Page Applications

OAuth is an incredibly popular internet standard for granting apps and web services access to the information available on other websites. Though the implementation is complex, the premise is simple: you tell a website you want to access its data, you log in with the user’s details, and off you go — but without some kind of protocol the process would be a whole lot more complicated. Read more

9 Questions for Top-Level API Security Auditing

One of the most important things any API developer can realize is the fact that, as a data handler, they have some of the most important legal and moral requirements towards their data subjects of any technically oriented organization.

The fact that consumers entrust developers with their data at all is predicated upon the idea that this data will be secured, that the API itself will be bolstered against attacks, and that the API provider is doing everything within their power to continually secure themselves against potential threats. Read more