Take the security of your ASP.NET Web API to the next level using some of the most amazing security techniques around
This book incorporates the new features of ASP.NET Web API 2 that will help you to secure an ASP.NET Web API and make a well-informed decision when choosing the right security mechanism for your security requirements.
We start by showing you how to set up a browser client to utilize ASP.NET Web API services. We then cover ASP.NET Web API’s security architecture, authentication, and authorization to help you secure a web API from unauthorized users. Next, you will learn how to use SSL with ASP.NET Web API, including using SSL client certificates, and integrate the ASP.NET Identity system with ASP.NET Web API.
We’ll show you how to secure a web API using OAuth2 to authenticate against a membership database using OWIN middleware. You will be able to use local logins to send authenticated requests using OAuth2. We also explain how to secure a web API using forms authentication and how users can log in with their Windows credentials using integrated Windows authentication. You will come to understand the need for external authentication services to enable OAuth/OpenID and social media authentication. We’ll then help you implement anti-Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) measures in ASP.NET Web API.
Finally, you will discover how to enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) in your web API application.
What You Will Learn
- Secure your web API by enabling Secured Socket Layer (SSL)
- Manage your application’s user accounts by integrating ASP.NET’s Identity system
- Ensure the security of your web API by implementing basic authentication
- Implement forms and Windows authentication to secure your web API
- Use external authentication such as Facebook and Twitter to authenticate a request to a web API
- Protect your web API from CSRF attacks
- Enable CORS in your web API to explicitly allow some cross-origin requests while rejecting others
- Fortify your web API using OAuth2