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
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As the internet grows and more devices become interconnected, authorization is becoming more and more complex.
Early implementations of online services were easy to authorize against since they were tied to desktops, but modern authorization must consider varying environments, from mobile apps to IoT scenarios. Read more
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 widely 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 serious concern. Read more
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
A JSON Web Token or JWT is an extremely powerful standard. It’s a signed JSON object; a compact token format often exchanged in HTTP headers to encrypt web communications.
Because of its power, JWTs can be found driving some of the largest modern API implementations. Read more