OWASP SaaS Rest API Secure Guide
The OWASP Security Principles
The project is to discuss SaaS rest API threats, security design and operation best practices for the following key roles.
The SaaS API security is an ecosystem. The security practices require not only SaaS provider but also app builder, and end user involvement. For SaaS API builder, he may follow secure coding guide, OWASP Top 10 to deliver the restAPI. For App builder, he needs to handle the access token securely, verify the certificate of target website, redirect user to authentication (JWT, OpenID connect, SAML) and authorization (Oauth2) through secure transmission HTTPS/TLS. Any missing of the security practices will introduce security risks. Then, the SaaS platform provider constantly monitoring and auditing the usage of services, manage accounts/API, hardening platform. Finally, the end user security awareness to identify phishing app/site will complete the whole security cycle.
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What is OWASP Security Principles Project?
The end goal is to identify, cite, and document the fundamental principles of Rest API security in terms of API builder, SaaS platform provider, and API consumer/builder.
This document should be as a guide to security technical architects, API builder and SaaS platform API provider outlining the fundamental principles of security.
To be updated
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As of October 2013, the priorities are:
- Finish the referencing for each principle.
- Update the Project Template.
- Use the OWASP Press to develop a book.
- Finish and publish the book on Lulu.
Involvement in the development and promotion of the OWASP Security Principles Project is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute. Some of the ways you can help:
- Helping find references to some of the principles.
- Project administration support.
- Wiki editing support.
- Writing support for the book.
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