Archive for August 2019

A Guide to REST and API Design

API Academy Learn how to use REST to build developer-friendly, sustainable APIs The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style is extremely valuable to organizations that want to create APIs as a way to leverage their existing IT resources in new Web and mobile apps. By applying REST design principles to a protocol, such as HTTP,…

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5 Pillars of API Management

API Academy Manage security and performance risks created by opening enterprise systems via APIs Traditional enterprise are blurring, as organizations open their on-premise data and application functionality for use in new internal and external applications. APIs form the foundation of this open enterprise, allowing enterprises to reuse their existing information assets across organizational boundaries. To…

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Choosing the Right API Management Solution for the Enterprise User

API Academy Address key functional and operational characteristics of an effective API Management solution This white paper examines the different functional and operational requirements for an enterprise-level API Management solution. In doing so, it gives IT managers, Web managers and enterprise architects key information for selecting an API Management solution. The API is undergoing a…

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A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security

API Academy Make OAuth implementation simple for your organization OAuth is an emerging Web standard that lets users grant third-party clients restricted access to resources they own. In the past, it was common to ask a user to share username and password information with the client. OAuth authentication is more secure as it allows the…

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5 OAuth Essentials for API Access Control

API Academy Create a framework to address the complex challenges associated with implementing OAuth There are a number of important access-related challenges for API publishers. However, deploying OAuth as an authorization mechanism for enterprise APIs raises challenges around scalability, correct usage and integration. To make matters worse, OAuth is not supported by existing infrastructure and…

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Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack

API Academy Secure enterprise APIs for mobile, cloud and open Web It is a mistake to think we can secure APIs using the same methods and technologies with which we secured the conventional, browser-centric Web. While it is true that APIs share many of the same threats that plague the Web, APIs are fundamentally different…

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5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Developer Talent for Your Open APIs

API Academy Grow an ecosystem of visionary developers creating cutting-edge apps Opening APIs to developers outside your organization can enable the creation of mobile apps that add value to your products and information assets in innovative and often unexpected ways – without you having to invest directly in app development. However, this will only happen…

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API Strategy & Architecture: A Coordinated Approach

API Academy Discover how to align API architecture with your organization’s business goals The rise of the application programming interface (API) represents a great business opportunity and an equal technical challenge. Business goals and API implementation must be aligned in order to get the most out of your APIs and get your digital business initiatives…

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API360: The Complete API Framework for the Enterprise

API Academy Adopt a complete set of best practices for creating a successful API program APIs are critical components of any digital business. They empower developers to build apps across channels and enable partners to incorporate enterprise data and services into their offerings. By using APIs to make it easier for other organizations to access your services, you can create new value…

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The API Management Playbook

API Academy See 13 essential use cases and discover key capabilities for effective API Management To execute ideas quickly and seize new opportunities, it is critical for digital businesses to create and manage APIs effectively. But what is effective API Management? The API Management Playbook from CA Technologies provides a great reference guide for: Winning at digital…

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