Access control is a key aspect of API management. When an enterprise launches an API, identity and access management (IAM) will be among its most pressing concerns. But access control is handled differently for APIs than it is for the Web or even Web services. This can present difficulties for an enterprise that wants to reuse its existing IAM infrastructure to provide access control for APIs.
On March 14, I’ll be co-presenting a webinar called Simplifying API Access Control with OAuth, alongside Steve Coplan of 451 Research. We’ll be exploring a good deal of the ground around API access control and OAuth but with a particular focus on how existing IAM and Single Sign-On (SSO) systems can be extended to integrate with API-enabled applications and services.
In addition to discussing how enterprises can extend their existing IAM and SSO investments for API access, we’ll be looking at:
- What security and management concerns are created by open APIs
- How enterprises can address key IAM challenges when securing APIs
- Why OAuth is becoming central to API access control
Space is limited – so, if you’re interested, sign up today!