Introduction to API Security

Learn about the security principles and the process of implementing security in API design.


With the popularity and usage of APIs growing exponentially each year, API exploitations have become a key attack vectorAttack vectors are the means through which a malicious user gains access to an entity. for nefarious actors. An API doesn't function in isolation but is designed to be used in tandem with other applications (for example, the Google API communicates with the Facebook API to incorporate sign-in). Therefore, an insecure API won't only lead to the vulnerability of our data but also puts the sensitive data of other applications at risk. So implementing security protocols becomes an utmost priority in API design.

We need application security (both client and server side) and data security (both at rest and in transit). Therefore, API security becomes a combination of all these security methods plus network security:

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