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Where should rate limit be applied?

I would like to hear the best recommendations about where to apply rate limit on APIs. We use k8s (microservices) with an ingress controller that is behind an API gateway, that is behind a firewall. ...
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Does "validating" a JWT token from prove authentication with OpenId?

I have a static react app which users login via an Okta SPA app. The app receives a JWT, which it is stored in the browser, and passed to the backend API via Authentication header on every request. ...
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How can I secure an API used for app secret keys without using CORS, created using AWS API gateway?

I am using an API , made using an AWS service named API Gateway [Which may not be of great importance]. I have gone through various articles mentioning that rather than storing secret keys directly on ...
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Is there any additional overhead over using Oauth vs Client Certificates?

I have a requirement to add security between service to API communication. The current implementation is client certificates. The client gets a certificate and just sends it in a cookie to the API. ...
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How to prevent horizontal escalation attacks when a centralized authorization service as gateway is used?

Say I have a gateway which provides authorization mechanisms by validating a JWT, behind an api-gateway there are different micro-services but only the gateway port is public. As a software designer ...
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How can API documentation helpful to exploit any application?

Here I want to understand what if private API Documentation is exposed how can a hacker exploited the application as all the endpoints have authorization & authentication. its is really going to ...
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Generate new AccessToken each time user update his Information

im building a PWA app , where i implemented jwt token to auth users. i have 2 main architecture problems ,but let me introduce you what im building . i'm Building application that is all about dog ...
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May I use OAuth2 for non third-party applications?

I need some help to understand my problem. I'm studying a way to provide authentication for my applications. My scenario: I've a set of APIs with restricted access and users that will be ...
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Can we prevent DDoS or spam form submission with client authentication?

There is a public query form in my web app, and architecture team asking to authenticate the web app with OAuth2 like this, but I don't believe it will be of any help. I believe best way to protect ...
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Integrating web applications into our payment API. How to ensure the integrity of the payment process?

We will be creating a brand new application soon that handles online payments for our firm. We now have several different web applications (in different technologies) running that will all be ...
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Security aspect in the API gateway area

I am currently planning security testing procedures within an API gateway. We want to define in advance what we expect to be covered on the security level. Scanning REST APIs (see http://docs.w3af....
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Rest API Security Guideline. Developer Rules? [closed]

In my current project I am also setting up the area of security testing. So far there was no way to use security within the REST API development. Beside the known approach, e.g. using static software ...
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Security considerations of consuming public API

I have a website and i want to consume public API from third party services such as Zoopla, weather etc. I want to ensure i do not consume malicious code/malware from the data retrieved from the 3rd ...
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How to use Oauth2 and JWT to secure microservice architecture?

We have been investigating proper mechanism to secure microservises that we are going to provide as API endpoints via API manager application. Fundamentally we need stateless security mechanism like ...
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Would a reverse-proxy authentication server be a secure setup?

I work at a small consultancy and we often make web apps for our clients. One part of the web app that is often repetitive to write is the authentication system. In a lot of our web apps we would ...
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How I can enumerate all endpoints of an API?

Let's say I have an API api.example.com and I want to test all endpoints. I don't have access to documentation, how I can enumerate all the endpoints?
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What's the difference between an API gateway and XML gateway?

I'm studying for the CCSP exam and am confused on the difference between an "API gateway" and "XML gateway". The training material I have states: API gateways are also an important part of a ...
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Concerns when passing all OPTIONS requests through authorization proxy gateway

I have a React based application which uses RESTful services on backend distributed on private network. To communicate with such services using AJAX, client application sends all its request through ...
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OAuth2 Implicit Flow: Possible Attack Vectors of Refreshing Token via CORS?

We are currently implementing a Single Page Application (Angular2) and thus have run into the standard "how do we secure our backend API" problem. The standard solution to this apparently to use the ...
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What security controls should be in the API Gateway and what in the webservices?

Nowadays webservices are used a lot and a "new" kind of product is in the streets: the API Gateway. This solucion is published to Internet, receives the requests for webservices from external parties ...
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