OAuth is an open-standard authorization protocol or framework that provides applications the ability for “secure designated access.”, commonly used as a way for Internet users to grant websites or applications access to their information on other websites but without giving them the passwords.
OAuth doesn’t share password data but instead uses authorization tokens to prove an identity between consumers and service providers. OAuth is an authentication protocol that allows you to approve one application interacting with another on your behalf without giving away your password.
e.g. Authorization: Basic D43wd4mla3fsdlfsdlfdsl5DSA3L
We provide an option to enforce the use of HTTP over SSL in API requests, which transfer your credentials securely.
Validate request parameters on the very first step, before it reaches your API Server. Our strong validation checks blocks the access immediately if input validation fails, which helps to prevent SQL injection and other attacks.
We support the input validation specified by OWASP REST Security guidelines.
Along with other request parameters, we provide option to add a request timestamp as HTTP custom header in API request. The server will compare the current timestamp to the request timestamp, and only accepts the request if it is within the allowed timeframe (60-300 seconds). This will prevent replay attacks from attackers who are trying to brute force your system without changing this timestamp.
We support API requests and responses in signed manner as a added security.
API call with digitally signed requests make sure that API requests are coming from the trusted partner or client.
We protect your APIs with rate-limiting to mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)>/b> attacks and protecting the backend applications that process the API calls.