Posts Tagged: authorization

Is OAuth Enough for Financial-Grade API Security?

“If you think about where OAuth started, it was really about securing comments on blog posts and now we’re talking about enterprises, so it’s a whole different class of security.”

This is how Travis Spencer, CEO at the identity company Curity, opened his talk at our 2019 Austin API Summit, and it’s an astute summary of the way many products (particularly in the tech scene) are tweaked or re-engineered beyond their original purpose. 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

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

How Banks Are Becoming Uberized

You’ve probably heard the “banks are becoming tech companies” sentiment. It’s an idea that’s been around for years, and it captures what seems like an evolution in the way we consume and use everything from food to money. As consumers, we want options at our fingertips, and perhaps it’s this forcing banks across the world to open up their services with APIs and microservices, and ultimately turning them into tech companies. Read more