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Maxime Guilbert
Maxime Guilbert

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OpenAPI Security

Working on an OpenAPI contract can be really though. There is a lot of things, parameters... and you may don't know all the good practice about the security in an OpenAPI contract.

So to help you, is there some tools!

Api Security Encyclopedia

This website contains the OWASP Top 10 of the vulnerability. So here, you can check which are the biggest vulnerabilities which can happen with an OpenAPI contract and understand how to correct this kind of issue.

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Api Security Audit tools

To help you when you are working on an OpenAPI contract, you can use one of the following tools to do an audit of your contract.

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All the reviews are separated on 3 categories:

  • OpenAPI Format : Does the contract will well formed and does it follow the best practices.
  • Security : Check all about authorization and authentication methods that you have defined
  • Data validation : Check if your parameters are well defined to avoid some issues like code injection

And for each category, you will have a rate and the list of the issues related to. Each of them will have a clear explaination to let you understand what is the problem.

Then, with this verification (and all the updates which can be required to have a high rate) you will have one basis for a secure API.


I hope it will help you! 🍺

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