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Launched: Introducing Basic Auth & JWT Authentication for API Proxies!


We're excited to announce two powerful additions to our API Management solution: Basic Auth and JWT Authentication Now, you can effortlessly secure your API proxies with flexible and industry-standard authentication methods, simplifying access control and enhancing your API security posture.

The Challenge:

Managing API access can be complex, especially when juggling different applications and user types. Traditional methods like API keys can be cumbersome to manage, while relying solely on OAuth can add unnecessary complexity.

  • API Keys: Require manual generation and distribution, prone to leaks and misuse.
  • Limited Authentication Options: Lack of flexibility to cater to diverse user needs.
  • OAuth Complexity: Adding OAuth configuration can be time-consuming and prone to errors.

These challenges can hamper efficiency and introduce security vulnerabilities, leaving your APIs susceptible to unauthorized access.

What's in it for You?

Our new Basic Auth and JWT Authentication options empower you to:

  • Simplify Access Control: Easily manage user credentials using familiar Basic Auth or secure JWT tokens.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: Cater to varied user needs with different authentication choices.
  • Improved Security: Leverage industry-standard protocols for robust authentication.
  • Streamlined Workflows: Eliminate the need for complex key management or OAuth configurations.

How it works:

  • Basic Auth: Enables users to access APIs using username and password combinations encoded in the Authorization header.
  • JWT Authentication: Allows secure access through JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) issued by your authorization server, containing user information and access claims.

Key Features:

  • Granular Policy Control: Define authentication requirements for specific API proxies or endpoints.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Monitor authentication attempts and manage user access effectively.

The Result:

With Basic Auth and JWT Authentication, you gain:

  • Secure and Flexible API Access: Protect your APIs while meeting diverse user authentication needs.
  • Reduced Management Overhead: Simplify access control and eliminate cumbersome key management.
  • Improved User Experience: Streamline user access with familiar and secure authentication methods.

Stay tuned for the release updates and our documentation to learn more.