oauth

API Security – Buy or Bake?

It is not uncommon to see APIs being served using the “http://” protocol and it’s sad, real sad. So sad that every time I see it, I feel like crying. I remember going to a hackathon few months ago and the idea of a location based Tinder-like app for LinkedIn popped. The question of whether we would let people sniff data flowing through the ether was raised almost immediately. What if people could tap into your stream over insecure WiFi? The decision was easy. We would implement a secure layer which we would allow the app to communicate with...

Consuming OAuth-protected Mashape APIs

This is a sample app that demonstrates how to consume OAuth-protected Mashape APIs in Windows 8/RT.  This example uses a Twitter search endpoint in Mashape. Although this example uses Windows 8/C#, it is based on the same steps indicated in our “Authenticate with OAuth” documentation for REST, PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, and Java/Android. For these languages, we auto-generate the endpoint’s ready-to-use libraries for your convenience.  A huge time-saver! We’d love to hear from you about Mashape’s OAuth support.  You can talk to us through Facebook or email us at support@mashape.com...