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Protecting Enterprise APIs With A Light Touch

By 2012, OAuth Will Be The Incumbent Cloud API Security Solution

July 13, 2011

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Enterprises face a tension between the cloud-friendly software environment promoted by the Web, with its easy-to-use REST interface style and proliferation of lightweight services, and the security needs of service-oriented architecture (SOA). As developers begin turning to a new security solution called OAuth, security and risk professionals need to recognize which problems it's well-suited to solve and learn how to use it effectively in a variety of scenarios.

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Table of Contents

  • Web Services Are Easier to Create These Days — And Easier To Leave Insecure
  • Early Adopters Are Excited About OAuth
  • OAuth Plays A Role In Three Enterprise Security Scenarios
  • By 2012, OAuth Will Be The Incumbent Cloud API Security Solution
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