API Security in Action

API Security in Action

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (December 8, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617296023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617296024

eBook Description:

A web API is an efficient way to communicate with an application or service. However, this convenience opens your systems to new security risks. API Security in Action gives you the skills to build strong, safe APIs you can confidently expose to the world. Inside, you’ll learn to construct secure and scalable REST APIs, deliver machine-to-machine interaction in a microservices architecture, and provide protection in resource-constrained IoT (Internet of Things) environments.

APIs control data sharing in every service, server, data store, and web client. Modern data-centric designs – including microservices and cloud-native applications – demand a comprehensive, multi-layered approach to security for both private and public-facing APIs.

What’s inside

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Audit logging
  • Rate limiting
  • Encryption

API Security in Action teaches you how to create secure APIs for any situation. By following this hands-on guide you’ll build a social network API while mastering techniques for flexible multi-user security, cloud key management, and lightweight cryptography. When you’re done, you’ll be able to create APIs that stand up to complex threat models and hostile environments.

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