How-To: Replacing HMAC Secrets with RSA Keys to Validate Tokens

Akamai’s JSON Web Tokens (JWT) validation capability uses RSA-256 (see the RSA cryptography specifications here) to validate the digital signature of a token. We elected to use the RSA algorithm over HMAC because we did not feel that passing secrets around was very secure. However, we recognize that many...

Categories: APIs, Security

Getting Started with Application Security APIs and CLI

In a world where web applications are continuously evolving and deploying at a breakneck pace, automating web application security is more important than ever.  That’s why we’re excited to share our Application Security API and corresponding Akamai CLI for Application Security for use in beta to help you automate...

Categories: CLI, Security, Technology

Announcing the Akamai 2018 Spring Release

The Akamai 2018 Spring Release includes a wide range of product improvements, and in this blog post I’ll give you a brief overview of what’s available, or in some cases, coming soon. I don’t want you to lose sight of the forest for the trees, so I won’t go...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, APIs, DevOps, Featured, Mobile, SDK, Security, Technology, Web Performance

Creating Akamai API Definitions Using Swagger

This is one in a series of posts about the Akamai 2018 Spring Release. For an overview of the Spring Release, see our post here.  We introduced a bunch of new products and features in the Akamai 2018 Spring Release, including API Gateway, Bot Manager Premier, and API Protection,...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, APIs, Security, Technology

Product Deep Dive: Mobile Protection Module for Bot Manager Premier

This is one in a series of posts about the Akamai 2018 Spring Release. For an overview of the Spring Release, see our post here.  As the share of mobile app traffic on the Internet increases, bot operators have learned to take advantage of native app APIs, since they...

Categories: Akamai 2018 Spring Release, Mobile, Security, Technology