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Secure Cloud Interfaces and APIs (Cope, Erl)

How can APIs be secured against unauthorized access?

Secure Cloud Interfaces and APIs

Problem

On-premise and cloud-based resource interfaces and APIs are, by default, vulnerable to attacks through a number of vectors and methods.

Solution

A cloud identity and access management (IAM) system is instituted to differentiate intruders from legitimate consumers.

Application

An authentication gateway service (AGS) and an IAM system are implemented to identify and authenticate legitimate consumers and grant them access, while denying access to intruders.
Secure Cloud Interfaces and APIs: The AGS authenticates cloud consumers for access to APIs.

The AGS authenticates cloud consumers for access to APIs.

CloudSchool.com Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security
CloudSchool.com Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security

This mechanism is covered in CCP Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security and
in Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security.

For more information regarding the Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) curriculum, visit www.arcitura.com/ccp.

Cloud Computing Design Patterns

The architectural model upon which this design pattern is based is further covered in:

Cloud Computing Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, Robert Cope, Amin Naserpour

(ISBN: 9780133858563, Hardcover, ~ 528 pages)

For more information about this book, visit www.arcitura.com/books.