Getting Started with OAuth 2 0

Author: Ryan Boyd
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449331610
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Genre: Computers

Whether you develop web applications or mobile apps, the OAuth 2.0 protocol will save a lot of headaches. This concise introduction shows you how OAuth provides a single authorization technology across numerous APIs on the Web, so you can securely access users’ data—such as user profiles, photos, videos, and contact lists—to improve their experience of your application. Through code examples, step-by-step instructions, and use-case examples, you’ll learn how to apply OAuth 2.0 to your server-side web application, client-side app, or mobile app. Find out what it takes to access social graphs, store data in a user’s online filesystem, and perform many other tasks. Understand OAuth 2.0’s role in authentication and authorization Learn how OAuth’s Authorization Code flow helps you integrate data from different business applications Discover why native mobile apps use OAuth differently than mobile web apps Use OpenID Connect and eliminate the need to build your own authentication system

OAuth

Author: Matthias Biehl
Publisher: Matthias Biehl
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-11-15
Genre: Computers

This book offers an introduction to web-API security with OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect. In less than 50 pages you will gain an overview of the capabilities of OAuth. You will learn the core concepts of OAuth. You will get to know all four OAuth flows that are used in cloud solutions and mobile apps. If you have tried to read the official OAuth specification, you may get the impression that OAuth is complex. This book explains OAuth in simple terms. The different OAuth flows are visualized graphically using sequence diagrams. The diagrams allow you to see the big picture of the various OAuth interactions. This high-level overview is complemented with rich set of example requests and responses and an explanation of the technical details. In the book the challenges and benefits of OAuth are presented, followed by an explanation of the technical concepts of OAuth. The technical concepts include the actors, endpoints, tokens and the four OAuth flows. Each flow is described in detail, including the use cases for each flow. Extensions of OAuth are presented, such as OpenID Connect and the SAML2 Bearer Profile. Who should read this book? You do not have the time to read long books? This book provides an overview, the core concepts, without getting lost in the small-small details. This book provides all the necessary information to get started with OAuth in less than 50 pages. You believe OAuth is complicated? OAuth may seem complex with flows and redirects going back and forth. This book will give you clarity by introducing the seemingly complicated material by many illustrations. These illustrations clearly show all the involved interaction parties and the messages they exchange. You want to learn the OAuth concepts efficiently? This book uses many illustrations and sequence diagrams. A good diagram says more than 1000 words. You want to learn the difference between OAuth and OpenID Connect? You wonder when the two concepts are used, what they have in common and what is different between them. This book will help you answer this question. You want to use OAuth in your mobile app? If you want to access resources that are protected by OAuth, you need to get a token first, before you can access the resource. For this, you need to understand the OAuth flows and the dependencies between the steps of the flows. You want to use OAuth to protect your APIs? OAuth is perfectly suited to protect your APIs. You can learn which OAuth endpoints need to be provided and which checks need to be made within the protected APIs.

OAuth 2 0 Cookbook

Author: Adolfo Eloy Nascimento
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788290630
Release Date: 2017-10-18
Genre: Computers

Efficiently integrate OAuth 2.0 to protect your mobile, desktop, Cloud applications and APIs using Spring Security technologies. About This Book Interact with public OAuth 2.0 protected APIs such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. Use Spring Security and Spring Security OAuth2 to implement your own OAuth 2.0 provider Learn how to implement OAuth 2.0 native mobile clients for Android applications Who This Book Is For This book targets software engineers and security experts who are looking to develop their skills in API security and OAuth 2.0. Prior programming knowledge and a basic understanding of developing web applications are necessary. As this book's recipes mostly use Spring Security and Spring Security OAuth2, some prior experience with Spring Framework will be helpful. What You Will Learn Use Redis and relational databases to store issued access tokens and refresh tokens Access resources protected by the OAuth2 Provider using Spring Security Implement a web application that dynamically registers itself to the Authorization Server Improve the safety of your mobile client using dynamic client registration Protect your Android client with Proof Key for Code Exchange Protect the Authorization Server from COMPUTERS / Cloud Computing redirection In Detail OAuth 2.0 is a standard protocol for authorization and focuses on client development simplicity while providing specific authorization flows for web applications, desktop applications, mobile phones, and so on. This book also provides useful recipes for solving real-life problems using Spring Security and creating Android applications. The book starts by presenting you how to interact with some public OAuth 2.0 protected APIs such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. You will also be able to implement your own OAuth 2.0 provider with Spring Security OAuth2. Next, the book will cover practical scenarios regarding some important OAuth 2.0 profiles such as Dynamic Client Registration, Token Introspection and how to revoke issued access tokens. You will then be introduced to the usage of JWT, OpenID Connect, and how to safely implement native mobile OAuth 2.0 Clients. By the end of this book, you will be able to ensure that both the server and client are protected against common vulnerabilities. Style and approach With the help of real-world examples, this book provides step by step recipes for troubleshooting and extending your API security. The book also helps you with accessing and securing data on mobile, desktop, and cloud apps with OAuth 2.0.

Mastering OAuth 2 0

Author: Charles Bihis
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784392307
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Computers

Create powerful applications to interact with popular service providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and more by leveraging the OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework About This Book Learn how to use the OAuth 2.0 protocol to interact with the world's most popular service providers, such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, Slack, Box, and more Master the finer details of this complex protocol to maximize the potential of your application while maintaining the utmost of security Step through the construction of a real-world working application that logs you in with your Facebook account to create a compelling infographic about the most important person in the world—you! Who This Book Is For If you are an application developer, software architect, security engineer, or even a casual programmer looking to leverage the power of OAuth, Mastering OAuth 2.0 is for you. Covering basic topics such as registering your application and choosing an appropriate workflow, to advanced topics such as security considerations and extensions to the specification, this book has something for everyone. A basic knowledge of programming and OAuth is recommended. What You Will Learn Discover the power and prevalence of OAuth 2.0 and use it to improve your application's capabilities Step through the process of creating a real-world application that interacts with Facebook using OAuth 2.0 Examine the various workflows described by the specification, looking at what they are and when to use them Learn about the many security considerations involved with creating an application that interacts with other service providers Develop your debugging skills with dedicated pages for tooling and troubleshooting Build your own rich, powerful applications by leveraging world-class technologies from companies around the world In Detail OAuth 2.0 is a powerful authentication and authorization framework that has been adopted as a standard in the technical community. Proper use of this protocol will enable your application to interact with the world's most popular service providers, allowing you to leverage their world-class technologies in your own application. Want to log your user in to your application with their Facebook account? Want to display an interactive Google Map in your application? How about posting an update to your user's LinkedIn feed? This is all achievable through the power of OAuth. With a focus on practicality and security, this book takes a detailed and hands-on approach to explaining the protocol, highlighting important pieces of information along the way. At the beginning, you will learn what OAuth is, how it works at a high level, and the steps involved in creating an application. After obtaining an overview of OAuth, you will move on to the second part of the book where you will learn the need for and importance of registering your application and types of supported workflows. You will discover more about the access token, how you can use it with your application, and how to refresh it after expiration. By the end of the book, you will know how to make your application architecture robust. You will explore the security considerations and effective methods to debug your applications using appropriate tools. You will also have a look at special considerations to integrate with OAuth service providers via native mobile applications. In addition, you will also come across support resources for OAuth and credentials grant. Style and approach With a focus on practicality and security, Mastering OAuth 2.0 takes a top-down approach at exploring the protocol. Discussed first at a high level, examining the importance and overall structure of the protocol, the book then dives into each subject, adding more depth as we proceed. This all culminates in an example application that will be built, step by step, using the valuable and practical knowledge you have gained.

Advanced API Security

Author: Prabath Siriwardena
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430268178
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Genre: Computers

Advanced API Security is a complete reference to the next wave of challenges in enterprise security--securing public and private APIs. API adoption in both consumer and enterprises has gone beyond predictions. It has become the ‘coolest’ way of exposing business functionalities to the outside world. Both your public and private APIs, need to be protected, monitored and managed. Security is not an afterthought, but API security has evolved a lot in last five years. The growth of standards, out there, has been exponential. That's where AdvancedAPI Security comes in--to wade through the weeds and help you keep the bad guys away while realizing the internal and external benefits of developing APIs for your services. Our expert author guides you through the maze of options and shares industry leading best practices in designing APIs for rock-solid security. The book will explain, in depth, securing APIs from quite traditional HTTP Basic Authentication to OAuth 2.0 and the standards built around it. Build APIs with rock-solid security today with Advanced API Security. Takes you through the best practices in designing APIs for rock-solid security. Provides an in depth tutorial of most widely adopted security standards for API security. Teaches you how to compare and contrast different security standards/protocols to find out what suits your business needs the best.

Getting Started with OAuth 2 0

Author: Ryan Boyd
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449331610
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Genre: Computers

Whether you develop web applications or mobile apps, the OAuth 2.0 protocol will save a lot of headaches. This concise introduction shows you how OAuth provides a single authorization technology across numerous APIs on the Web, so you can securely access users’ data—such as user profiles, photos, videos, and contact lists—to improve their experience of your application. Through code examples, step-by-step instructions, and use-case examples, you’ll learn how to apply OAuth 2.0 to your server-side web application, client-side app, or mobile app. Find out what it takes to access social graphs, store data in a user’s online filesystem, and perform many other tasks. Understand OAuth 2.0’s role in authentication and authorization Learn how OAuth’s Authorization Code flow helps you integrate data from different business applications Discover why native mobile apps use OAuth differently than mobile web apps Use OpenID Connect and eliminate the need to build your own authentication system

Pro ASP NET Web API Security

Author: Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430257837
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Computers

ASP.NET Web API is a key part of ASP.NET MVC 4 and the platform of choice for building RESTful services that can be accessed by a wide range of devices. Everything from JavaScript libraries to RIA plugins, RFID readers to smart phones can consume your services using platform-agnostic HTTP. With such wide accessibility, securing your code effectively needs to be a top priority. You will quickly find that the WCF security protocols you’re familiar with from .NET are less suitable than they once were in this new environment, proving themselves cumbersome and limited in terms of the standards they can work with. Fortunately, ASP.NET Web API provides a simple, robust security solution of its own that fits neatly within the ASP.NET MVC programming model and secures your code without the need for SOAP, meaning that there is no limit to the range of devices that it can work with – if it can understand HTTP, then it can be secured by Web API. These SOAP-less security techniques are the focus of this book.

Identity and Data Security for Web Development

Author: Jonathan LeBlanc
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491936962
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Computers

Developers, designers, engineers, and creators can no longer afford to pass responsibility for identity and data security onto others. Web developers who don’t understand how to obscure data in transmission, for instance, can open security flaws on a site without realizing it. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how and why everyone working on a system needs to ensure that users and data are protected. Authors Jonathan LeBlanc and Tim Messerschmidt provide a deep dive into the concepts, technology, and programming methodologies necessary to build a secure interface for data and identity—without compromising usability. You’ll learn how to plug holes in existing systems, protect against viable attack vectors, and work in environments that sometimes are naturally insecure. Understand the state of web and application security today Design security password encryption, and combat password attack vectors Create digital fingerprints to identify users through browser, device, and paired device detection Build secure data transmission systems through OAuth and OpenID Connect Use alternate methods of identification for a second factor of authentication Harden your web applications against attack Create a secure data transmission system using SSL/TLS, and synchronous and asynchronous cryptography

Securing Web Services with WS Security

Author: Jonathan B. Rosenberg
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0672326515
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

You know how to build Web service applications using XML, SOAP, and WSDL, but can you ensure that those applications are secure? Standards development groups such as OASIS and W3C have released several specifications designed to provide security -- but how do you combine them in working applications?

Oauth 2 in Action

Author: Justin Richer
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 161729327X
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Computers

OAuth 2 is like the web version of a valet key. Instead of unsafe password-sharing, OAuth offers a much more secure delegation protocol. OAuth is used everywhere, from large providers like Facebook and Google, to small APIs at startups, and even cloud services, it's the worldwide standard. OAuth 2 is the must-know security protocol on the web today. "OAuth 2 in Action" teaches practical use and deployment of this protocol from the perspective of a client, authorization server, and resource server. It begins with an overview of OAuth and a look at its components and interactions. Using hands-on examples, it shows how to build a first OAuth client, followed by an authorization server, and then a protected resource. The second part of the book dives into crucial implementation vulnerability, and more advanced topics. By the end of this book, anyone will be able to build and deploy applications that use OAuth on both the client and server sides. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

OAuth 2 0 Identity and Access Management Patterns

Author: Martin Spasovski
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783285600
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Computers

This is a practical and fast-paced guide that gives you all the information you need to start implementing secure OAuth 2.0 implementations in your web applications.OAuth 2.0 Identity and Access Management Patterns is intended for software developers, software architects, and enthusiasts working with the OAuth 2.0 framework. In order to learn and understand the OAuth 2.0 grant flow, it is assumed that you have some basic knowledge of HTTP communication. For the practical examples, basic knowledge of HTML templating, programming languages, and executing commands in the command line terminal is assumed.

A Guide to Claims Based Identity and Access Control

Author: Dominick Baier
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780735652347
Release Date: 2010-08-19
Genre: Computers

As systems have become interconnected and more complicated, programmers needed ways to identify parties across multiple computers. One way to do this was for the parties that used applications on one computer to authenticate to the applications (and/or operating systems) that ran on the other computers. This mechanism is still widely used-for example, when logging on to a great number of Web sites. However, this approach becomes unmanageable when you have many co-operating systems (as is the case, for example, in the enterprise). Therefore, specialized services were invented that would register and authenticate users, and subsequently provide claims about them to interested applications. Some well-known examples are NTLM, Kerberos, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Most enterprise applications need some basic user security features. At a minimum, they need to authenticate their users, and many also need to authorize access to certain features so that only privileged users can get to them. Some apps must go further and audit what the user does. On Windows®, these features are built into the operating system and are usually quite easy to integrate into an application. By taking advantage of Windows integrated authentication, you don't have to invent your own authentication protocol or manage a user database. By using access control lists (ACLs), impersonation, and features such as groups, you can implement authorization with very little code. Indeed, this advice applies no matter which OS you are using. It's almost always a better idea to integrate closely with the security features in your OS rather than reinventing those features yourself. But what happens when you want to extend reach to users who don't happen to have Windows accounts? What about users who aren't running Windows at all? More and more applications need this type of reach, which seems to fly in the face of traditional advice. This book gives you enough information to evaluate claims-based identity as a possible option when you're planning a new application or making changes to an existing one. It is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates Web applications and services that require identity information about their users.

Federated Identity Primer

Author: Derrick Rountree
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124072077
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Computers

Identity authentication and authorization are integral tasks in today's digital world. As businesses become more technologically integrated and consumers use more web services, the questions of identity security and accessibility are becoming more prevalent. Federated identity links user credentials across multiple systems and services, altering both the utility and security landscape of both. In Federated Identity Primer, Derrick Rountree. Learn about Internet authentication Learn about federated authentication Learn about ADFS 2.0

OAuth 2 0 Simplified

Author: Aaron Parecki
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781387303809
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Genre: Computers

The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework has become the industry standard in providing secure access to web APIs. It allows users to grant external applications access to their data, such as profile data, photos, and email, without compromising security. OAuth 2.0 Simplified is a guide to building an OAuth 2.0 server. Through high-level overviews, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples, you will learn how to take advantage of the OAuth 2.0 framework while building a secure API.

Security for Web Developers

Author: John Paul Mueller
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491928714
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Computers

As a web developer, you may not want to spend time making your web app secure, but it definitely comes with the territory. This practical guide provides you with the latest information on how to thwart security threats at several levels, including new areas such as microservices. You’ll learn how to help protect your app no matter where it runs, from the latest smartphone to an older desktop, and everything in between. Author John Paul Mueller delivers specific advice as well as several security programming examples for developers with a good knowledge of CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript. In five separate sections, this book shows you how to protect against viruses, DDoS attacks, security breaches, and other nasty intrusions. Create a security plan for your organization that takes the latest devices and user needs into account Develop secure interfaces, and safely incorporate third-party code from libraries, APIs, and microservices Use sandboxing techniques, in-house and third-party testing techniques, and learn to think like a hacker Implement a maintenance cycle by determining when and how to update your application software Learn techniques for efficiently tracking security threats as well as training requirements that your organization can use