Customers sometimes have multiple restful Webservices and was looking to secure them using a centralized mechanism. The stateless nature of restful Webservices makes it difficult to achieve the goal. Spring implementation of OAuth 2.0 is a perfect or great solution. In royal cyber, we have implemented this solution and delivered it to our client and it has been very fruitful and useful solution for our customer. In the given article we will look into the solution briefly.
Our client was using REST kind of API implementation for internal and external communication between the applications. However, the security is still in question and immature too. Because of the given reasons,
OAuth 2.0 is an open authorization protocol specification which enables applications to access each other’s data. The key focus of this protocol is to outline a standard where an application, can get the user data maintained by the resource server. In short, the resource server is responsible for giving the access to an API call.
The following diagram gives an outline of steps involved in OAuth authentication.
Royal Cyber applied the following solution to overcome all the business challenges,
Using our admin portal, you can give an API a token and secret key. The client will have the token and secret key to call an API. Moreover, they can call this API without any hassle.