Posts Tagged: authentication

What Is an API Gateway?

If you’re not an API practitioner, you may not be too comfortable with the idea of an API gateway. Following up on our recent article What Is the Difference Between APIs and Microservices?, we wanted to demystify another daunting API topic for the less technically oriented audience. Read more

8+ Biometrics APIs At Your Fingertips

Looking for a web API to handle fingerprint identification? Let us identify the best ones for you…

Until recent years, fingerprints were something that most of us didn’t think about that often. Now, however, they’re something that most smartphone owners use to unlock their devices, complete online banking transactions, and so on. 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 Despite this, perhaps due to their now outdated reputation as niche products “just for techies,” there can be a bit of an air of complacency around API security.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

7 Items No API Documentation Can Live Without

Web APIs are highly variable things – they can be custom-built, designed around a single purpose, all-encompassing, and almost everything in between. Shifting requirements dictate what the interface is comprised of. Due to this, it’s hard to find commonalities between APIs and their user-facing portals. Read more

3 Common Methods of API Authentication Explained

APIs handle enormous amounts of data of a widely 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 data management and handling. Read more