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Reactive to proactive Government with Open data & APIs

Government agencies need to provide a public API offering  to enable government staff and the public to dynamically access government data.
 

 
According to Aneesh Chopra, first Chief Technology Officer of the United States government, there is a need for creating an …

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Enabling Enterprise Mobility with APIs

1. Introduction
API stands for application programming interface. An API can provide a hook for colleagues, partners, or
third-party developers to access data and services to build applications such as iPhone apps quickly.
The Twitter and Facebook APIs are famous examples. There are …

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Consider OWSAP and Comprehensive security as part of API development guidelines

Hu-Bot enforcing Secure Coding practice
 
With the recent increase in attack vector and threats,  an enormous amount of sensitive, personally identifiable data of consumers has been captured by unknown hackers, so organizations needs to build the necessary cyber resilience. As the organizations allow REST based programmatic access …

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SAML 2.0 Bearer Assertion Profile for OAuth 2.0

Introduction
This blog provides an overview of using SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) assertion as means for requesting an OAuth 2.0 access token. Here, Ping Federate acts as an OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server accepting the user authentication and authorization details from the …

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2-Legged OAuth using DataPower

DataPower provides support for Client Credential (client_credentials) grant type authorization specified under OAuth 2.0 specification. Under this specification, client hits OAuth token endpoint with client_secret & client_id and get access token.  Later access token goes along with request to resource …

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APIs as a Business Strategy

Most companies are seeing their customers quickly moving beyond browser-based model to a model of
consumption that involves consuming your services through apps on mobile devices. We are rapidly moving
from about a billion laptops with web browsers to as many as …

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