October 18th, 2011

Presentation: API Security & OAuth Patterns

OAuth PatternLast week, Layer 7’s Director of Solutions Engineering, Francois Lascelles, gave a presentation at the RSA Europe Conference in London. The presentation, called Enterprise Access Control Patterns for REST and Web API, provided an overview of the various authentication and identity federation mechanisms applicable to Web APIs and RESTful Web services.

With more and more organizations looking to expose application data via APIs, the issue of API security is on a lot of people’s minds. Francois’ aim was to help some of these people make sense of protocols like OAuth, SAML and OpenID. He also aimed to explain how these protocols fit together and how they can be leveraged to enable trust management and access control.

Francois got a very positive response to this presentation, so we decided to make his slide deck more widely available. You can view the whole thing right now in the player below, courtesy of the Layer 7 Slide Share page:

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