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Securing Your HTTP APIs


If you are building an application with HTTP APIs that serve sensitive data, one of the key considerations is security. You want to ensure that callers of your API are authorized to make those calls before they are granted access to sensitive information or perform sensitive operations. This post will review a few HTTP API access control approaches, from simple API keys to OAuth. It will also discuss a more complex yet flexible scheme that enables your customers to influence how access control decisions are made, based on how we approached securing API traffic to [Fusebit].

If you are building an application with HTTP APIs that serve sensitive data, one of the key considerations is security. You want to ensure that callers of your API are authorized to make those calls before they are granted access to sensitive information or perform sensitive operations.

This post will review a few HTTP ...


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