API Security in Action
- 20h 5m 39s
- Neil Madden
- Manning Publications
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.
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.
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About the technology
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.
About the book
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.
In this Audiobook
Chapter 1 - What is API Security?
Chapter 2 - Secure API Development
Chapter 3 - Securing the Natter API
Chapter 4 - Session Cookie Authentication
Chapter 5 - Modern Token-Based Authentication
Chapter 6 - Self-Contained Tokens and JWTs
Chapter 7 - OAuth2 and OpenID Connect
Chapter 8 - Identity-Based Access Control
Chapter 9 - Capability-Based Security and Macaroons
Chapter 10 - Microservice APIs in Kubernetes
Chapter 11 - Securing Service-to-Service APIs
Chapter 12 - Securing IoT Communications
Chapter 13 - Securing IoT APIs