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How to secure your APIs in MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

In my daily interactions with MuleSoft customers, I always get the question what I regard as the most effective way to secure Mule applications and APIs on the Anypoint Platform. A majority of our customers deploy their Mule applications on…
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How to secure an API with OIDC in Anypoint Platform

Security is one of the most critical requirements when we’re talking about developing modern APIs. But implementing this requirement can also be a straightforward task — today, we’re going to walk through a modern approach…
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5 ways to ensure data and API security

In 2018, there were 6,500 data breaches reported, exposing billions of records for potential misuse. In today’s digitally connected world, security is almost always top-of-mind for businesses to keep their records are safe and secure.…
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How to use JSON Web Token (JWT) validation policy

Do you want to establish secure transactions between clients and your APIs? Do you want to know a safe way to represent information between two parties? Or confirm that the data was sent by an authentic source? JSON Web Token (JWT) is a compact…
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Facebook, privacy, and the delicate data dance

As a consequence of the recent FTC investigation, Facebook cut off friend data access for Microsoft and Sony and announced an overhaul of its API. Facebook’s privacy changes will impact dozens of partners that have been using the Facebook…
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It’s time for a new security model

Traditional security models—such as firewalls and DMZs—were designed to protect the perimeter. The thinking was that if the four walls of a company were protected, then threats would be neutralised before they come anywhere near…
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What type of API is right for my project?

There are various types of APIs, the most popular of which is Web API––otherwise known as a Web Service. A Web API provides an interface for Web applications, or applications that need to connect to each other via the Internet to…
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Three common API design mistakes and how to overcome them

Jason Harmon, head of APIs at engaging forms tool Typeform, and namesake of the JSON schema, gave a fantastic proactive talk at a recent APIdays conference about “the things that break stuff in production.” Three…
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Reusable KPIs for Reusable APIs: The Value Prop – Part 1

A lot of enterprise IT concepts and tools have experienced dramatic change in the last decade. Several long-lived rules of thumb have faded into irrelevance. However, one conceptual holy grail has survived the volatility of the IT transformation…
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How Cybercriminals Take Advantage of Chat APIs and What To Do About It

David Berlind is editor-in-chief of ProgrammableWeb. Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a report that highlights how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives.…