8. Security in SimpleDB-Based Applications

A single secret key may be the only thing that stands between the public Internet and all the data you have in SimpleDB. Security is an important consideration during the development of any application. The use of web services in the cloud has the benefit of reducing maintenance costs, but it also serves to reduce the amount of control, and it can make security seem like more of an unknown quantity.

This chapter discusses security topics that apply to applications storing data in SimpleDB. The discussion includes many of the differences between applications running within the Amazon cloud and those using SimpleDB from the outside.

The three primary security areas covered are those pertaining to securing ...

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