API Brief #11: Online API Validation , AWS Rekognition image analysis plugin, and using an API Security Checklist What Should You Look For

This week, we have a detailed article from Nathan Sitbon about how OpenAPI standards are becoming increasingly common for describing and documenting APIs and a new FREE tool that will validate your API specification file online. AWS Rekognition image analysis plugin for API Builder, Leor Brenman writes about an image analysis plugin for API Builder based on AWS (Amazon Web Services) Rekognition. And lastly, Matt Keil wrote about using an API Security Checklist and what you should look for.
18/05/2022

API Validation

We have a detailed article about  API Validation by Nathan Sitbon talks about Open API standards are becoming increasingly common for describing and documenting APIs . The libraries and tools listed below, categorized by implementation technology, can assist you in creating an OpenAPI Specification (OAS) document for your present REST API application. The two OpenAPI implementations for .NET are Swashbuckle and NSwag – ASP Core web API documentation with Swagger/ASP . Microsoft Doc/OpenAPI is a big benefit to the free and paid tools that help developers build, document and test code for their APIs .

16/05/2022

AWS Rekognition image analysis plugin for API Builder

We have a comprehensive piece on AWS Rekognition image analysis plugin for API Builder Leor Brenman talks about in his blog post and describes an image analysis plugin for API Builder based on AWS (Amazon Web Services) Rekognition. The plugin is intended to help create API Builder-based APIs and integrations that include image analysis. For example, you can create an API that detects Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by employees in an image. In order to use the plugin you will need an AWS access key ID and secret access key, which are used to sign programmatic requests that you make to AWS.

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18/05/2022

Using an API Security Checklist What Should You Look For

An interesting article this week about Using an API Security Checklist What Should You Look For Matt Keil wrote about Of the over 21 billion application requests made over six months, more than 14 billion were API-based, accounting for over two-thirds of the total. During the second half of 2021, these many APIs were a large-scale attack surface for hackers, with exposure of sensitive data rising 87%. A complete API security checklist will prepare businesses to take on a more diverse roster of threat types. The Cequence API Security checklist is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of protection, including building defense mechanisms into workflows.

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