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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By : Subhajit Chatterjee
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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By: Subhajit Chatterjee

Overview of this book

API-centric architectures are foundational to delivering omnichannel experiences for an enterprise. With this book, developers will learn techniques to design loosely coupled, cloud-based, business-tier interfaces that can be consumed by a variety of client applications. Using real-world examples and case studies, the book helps you get to grips with the cloudbased design and implementation of reliable and resilient API-centric solutions. Starting with the evolution of enterprise applications, you'll learn how API-based integration architectures drive digital transformation. You'll then learn about the important principles and practices that apply to cloud-based API architectures and advance to exploring the different architecture styles and their implementation in Azure. This book is written from a practitioner's point of view, so you'll discover ideas and practices that have worked successfully in various customer scenarios. By the end of this book, you'll be able to architect, design, deploy, and monetize your API solutions in the Azure cloud while implementing best practices and industry standards.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: API-Led Architecture in the Digital Economy
Section 2: Build Reliable API-Centric Solutions
Section 3: Deliver Business Value for a Modern Enterprise

API security considerations

Information security and preventing unauthorized access is the most important focus area for all API platforms. Attackers are always on the lookout to exploit any vulnerabilities and over the course of time, cyber threats have increased tremendously. Teams have been busy detecting these threats and then subsequently establishing practices and solutions that mitigate the security risks.

Security is one of the most important aspects of any API-led architecture. Enterprises must ensure that no data breaches happen as it may have drastic consequences for the business.

Let's look at some of the core principles of the Security Frame concept, which can be easily applied to API-led architectures.

Core principles – the Security Frame analysis

The following categories of security considerations, referred to as Security Frame in the diagram, explain the core security principles that must be followed in the design of an API solution...