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RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices by Bhakti Mehta

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Chapter 3. Security and Traceability

In the era of open platforms, developers can build apps, which can be easily and quickly decoupled from the platform's business cycle. This API-based architecture enables agile development, easier adoption, prevalence, and scale and integration with applications within and outside the enterprise. One of the most important considerations for the apps is dealing with security. The developers building apps should not be concerned with the user's credentials. Additionally, there can be other clients consuming the REST services including but not limited to browsers and mobile applications to other services. The clients can be acting on behalf of other users and must be authorized to perform actions for them without ...

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