For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures

Why Read This Report

To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of technical design questions. API security is a foundation for robust API-based applications. Your versioning strategy must make it easy for your API users to track API changes. Open-ended design can allow your APIs to support a wide range of future scenarios. As part of a series on API design practices, this report examines five scenarios for API security and best practices for version management and open-ended API design.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Let Business Opportunity Drive Technical Design Of Your APIs
  • Scenario-Based Design Sets Your APIs' Security Foundation
  • Design To Protect Your APIs' Futures
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

    Build Security And Future-Proofing Into Your API Design Strategy
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents