Identity And APIs
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Identity And APIs

Techniques to Mature Platform Security

About the Book

As enterprises invest heavily in web API strategies, they must rethink security, incorporating concepts like OAuth, OpenID Connect, and the API Security Maturity Model. Much of these advancements in API security boils down to how you handle identity. In Identity and APIs, we discover the techniques to secure platform access and delegate access throughout a mature API ecosystem.

About the Author

Nordic APIs
Nordic APIs

In 2013, Nordic APIs was formed to help organizations become more innovative, lean, and efficient. Nordic APIs has grown into one of only a handful of all-­API-­related event series held anywhere in the world. After hosting more than a dozen events, the community has grown to include hundreds of international thought leaders. Through the global reach of its blog, Nordic APIs is connected to 10's of thousands of API practitioners from around the world. Visit for more information.

Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Preface
  • Part One: Basic Identity Concepts
    • Introducing The API Security Maturity Model
    • The Difference Between HTTP Auth, API Keys, and OAuth
    • API Keys ≠ Security: Why API Keys Are Not Enough
    • Why Can’t I Just Send JWTs Without OAuth?
    • How To Control User Identity Within Microservices
  • Part Two: OAuth Flows and Deep Dives
    • 8 Types of OAuth Flows And Powers
    • Exploring, The World’s First OAuth Playground
    • Strategies for integrating OAuth with API Gateways
    • Assisted Token Flow: The Answer to OAuth Integration in Single Page Applications
    • Using OAuth Device Flow For UI-Incapable Devices
    • SCIM: Building the Identity Layer for the Internet
  • Part Three: The Role of Identity
    • OAuth 2.0 – Why It’s Vital to IoT Security
    • Is OAuth Enough for Financial-Grade API Security?
    • The Role of Identity in API Security
    • Nordic APIs Resources

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