Advanced API Security

Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE

Authors: Siriwardena, Prabath

  • Advanced API Security is a boots-on-the-ground reference to the next wave of challenges in service security--securing public and private APIs.

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Advanced API Security is a complete reference to the next wave of challenges in enterprise security--securing public and private APIs.

API adoption in both consumer and enterprises has gone beyond predictions. It has become the ‘coolest’ way of exposing business functionalities to the outside world. Both your public and private APIs, need to be protected, monitored and managed. Security is not an afterthought, but API security has evolved a lot in last five years. The growth of standards, out there, has been exponential.

That's where AdvancedAPI Security comes in--to wade through the weeds and help you keep the bad guys away while realizing the internal and external benefits of developing APIs for your services. Our expert author guides you through the maze of options and shares industry leading best practices in designing APIs for rock-solid security. The book will explain, in depth, securing APIs from quite traditional HTTP Basic Authentication to OAuth 2.0 and the standards built around it.

Build APIs with rock-solid security today with Advanced API Security.

  • Takes you through the best practices in designing APIs for rock-solid security.
  • Provides an in depth tutorial of most widely adopted security standards for API security.
  • Teaches you how to compare and contrast different security standards/protocols to find out what suits your business needs the best.

About the authors

Prabath Siriwardena is the Director of Security Architecture at WSO2 Inc., a company that produces a wide variety of open source software from data to screen. He is a member of OASIS Identity Metasystem Interoperability (IMI) TC,OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC, OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC, OASIS Identity in the Cloud TC and OASIS Cloud Authorization (CloudAuthZ) TC. Prabath is also a member of Apache Axis PMC and has spoken at numerous international conferences including OSCON, ApacheCon, WSO2Con, EIC, IDentity Next and OSDC. He has more than 9 years industry experience and has worked with many Fortune 100 companies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced API Security
Book Subtitle
Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Prabath Siriwardena
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6817-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6817-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6818-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations
Topics