“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
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
In 2007 Kevin Kelly gave a TED talk in which he forecasted how the World Wide Web would look 5000 days into the future, prophesizing the emergence of the IoT and AI. He envisioned a more connected planet where all manufactured goods tap into a single, global, intelligent network. Read more
If you are building APIs or microservices on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), you owe it to yourself to check out the micro-framework Spark. This tiny toolkit is designed after a similar Ruby framework called Sinatra, providing a library that makes it easy to create APIs and web sites. Read more
We tend to spend a lot of time talking about the wonders the Application Programming Interface (API) can do to connect our digital and mobile world, but we must also talk about the elephant in the room: API security is a real problem. Read more