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Prevent download of static files referenced only from pages a user is not authorized to access

Let's say a user is authenticated to a website and can access a given page only if authorized to access it specifically, e.g. if the website has only these 2 pages https://my-classified-docs.com/page=...
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How to design permission-based authorization for individual resources for individual users?

I need to design a system that handles multiple types of resources, each having their own business logic and different types of actions available for those resources. The requirements are a natural ...
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Authorization business logic on claims or on app database?

Context: I have an API (using DDD) with an entity lets call it "Content" that only can be update by certain users. For example Content with Id = 1, can only be modified by User Id = 1, ...
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Avoiding conflicts with Microsoft Two-factor authentication across multiple web applications help

I'm designing a web application and using Microsoft's out of the box Identity and its default Two-Factor Authentication (with Asp.net core MVC and .NET 8). While setting up and testing the 2FA ...
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Fine-grained access control to folders in S3 buckets with AWS Cognito

I have a private S3 Bucket that contains a lot of folders (currently 1000 folders). The amount of folders changes (new ones are added, old ones deleted). Every customer has to register and log in to ...
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How to handle roles and scopes using oauth2 auth flow

I'm using python and fastapi with oauth2 flow (just for clarification as the question isn't language specific). I'm confused on how to implement scopes in an efficient and secure way. I was thinking ...
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Access Token Or Alternative for Microservices For Resource Level Granular Checks

Hi I have following structure : Client App (layer 1) Business logic Services ( Layer 2) Business Logic layer consists of many microservices . Access token can be created and passed from APP layer to ...
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Per Request Authorization using Facebook Login

Stack: ASP.NET Core + Razor + SQLite TLDR: How do I rely solely on Facebook Login for authorization? I am building an app with sole integration to Facebook for my Facebook group. Essentially it is a &...
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In a web application, should "private" user images be protected with authentication/authorization?

When creating a web application that will allow users to upload images and mark them as private, should those images be protected by authentication and authorization mechanisms against access by other ...
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Efficient API pagination with external authorization service?

Let's say we want to return a paginated list of document id that a user can view. In DB, we have: doc_id user_id ABC user_1 def user_1 ... ... We use an external authorization service, so we can ...
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OpenID Connect and User Management Best Practices

Currently my company has 2 applications that use Identity Server for SSO. Not every client we have uses both applications but some do. The part I'm uneasy about is that both apps have a user ...
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How to best protect a public API from unwanted requests

I’ll try my best to explain, but for the closest context I could think of, imagine that I am building an analytics platform that allows paying users to sign up, place a tracking script on their ...
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Is my security pattern correct for authenticating principal users to my microservices?

We are trying to implement an authorization and authentication service for our product. Now, we would have to cater to different kinds of IAM systems like SSO, LDAP and Basic Username+Password in ...
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The best way of preventing unauthorised API use and reducing costs of declining API requests

To best explain my context, imagine that I’m creating an alternative piece of software to google analytics (since my personal project’s principle is similar). Each unique user creates an account and ...
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Where is the advantage to use Auth0 with gRPC?

I have read this example:https://auth0.com/blog/securing-grpc-microservices-dotnet-core/ In this example it explains how to implement authorization in a gRPC service. It says that the client request a ...
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Implement authorization logic also in frontend or send authorization info along with the resource?

We have an ongoing argument in our team. Please help. Here is the problem: In our SPA web app, let's say we have a resource which can be edited by only those users who belong to the team of the user ...
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Authorization using Azure AD B2C access tokens in Python / Flask

TLDR: I am trying to validate a Azure AD B2C access token in my Flask web API use scopes from that access token to authorize calling protected resources use timely and secure solutions such as PKCE ...
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Should I prevent API calls that I know will fail?

I'm writing a webapp that serves users with different roles and permissions. One of the features of my application requires an API call to a secured endpoint. If the user doesn't have the correct ...
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How to split out shared authorization logic across spring microservices

Currently working on a project where we have multiple services that all need to consume the same authorization service when their endpoints are hit. Right now we have the authorization boilerplate ...
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RBAC - using database vs hard coded

I need to implement RBAC in a project I'm working on, and I'm fairly new to the concept. I am trying to figure out the best way to implement it. The most common approach seems to be to create roles ...
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SwiftUI View permissions best practice?

I am currently developing an iOS application where there are options on the screen to edit and delete a list. Only the user who created this list can edit or delete it. I am struggling to determine ...
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BFF/Gateway authorization pattern for other microservices

I'm starting a project using Azure as our serverless framework. The project consists of two separate frontends applications that must talk to some backend services, some will be made by me and others ...
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How does one differentiate between a feature flag and an authorization role?

I'm working on moving some of our flags to a 3rd party system but I kinda have a hard time, determining what should be a feature flag and what should remain as authorization permission to a particular ...
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What's the difference between policy vs permission based access control?

I am newbie at these stuff and while I was able to distinguish between role-based vs. policy-based authorization models, I can't seem to understand whether there is one between policy-based vs. ...
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What is the benefit of performing authn/authz at the API gateway instead of at the service?

I want to know is if we should perform authentication at the API gateway, at the individual service, or both. Let's frame this question and descussion in the context of new development. Specifically, ...
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Should user and service-to-service authentications be separate?

Say I have a system with 5 microservices behind a gateway, and a user signs in through an IDP (OAuth) A user U passes the access token in a request, and the call first reaches the gateway before it ...
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Authorization and Cross-Cutting Concerns in DDD (CQRS) - Filtering Data

We are currently in the early phases of developing several applications that differ significantly in their functionality. As part of building these applications, we have also developed a few generic ...
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Can I store a refresh token in a queue?

We have a standard microservices setup (Identity Server, API Gateway, services, etc). Some of the services schedule events to be dispatched in the future (future = anything from mins to months ahead) -...
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Enriching JWT after OpenID Connect flow

I am struggling to find a good solution for authorization of users after they were properly authenticated through an oidc flow. Let's assume the following setup: An angular SPA is interacting with ...
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Automatic interaction between API and secured 3rd party API

I would like to create GUI + API that calls third party API as follows: third party API is consumed once a day by my API, GUI user doesn’t have to log in every day (eg. can log in only once every 30 ...
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How to implement authorization in a microservices architecture?

I'm looking for a way to avoid centralized management of authorization rules. I'd like every microservice to be responsible for the authorization logic of its actions, but I'm having some trouble ...
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Where to store credentials for a tird-party API in my API?

So my current app process works like this: Client communicates with my API to get certain information My API needs information from a third-party API and uses these to create a response for the ...
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How to implement authorization that needs to be done in the same transaction as aggregate method runs in (DDD)?

Generally most of the authorization in the system is done in authorization layer which then calls commands/queries from application layer, which call methods on domain aggregates. However there are ...
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Refresh tokens by example using Angular and Spring Boot

I am designing out an app that would have an Angular frontend and Spring Boot (Java) backend. I was considering (but not married to) the prospect of JWT-based authentication: User logs in with ...
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Design time based job scheduler

Currently, I have a script install_crontab.py -u <user> -c <config> This script takes care of installing cron job that runs as a given user. In my install_crontab script, I check (using ...
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Authenticate users (REST-API)

What I'm trying to build REST-API using Express and SQLite 5 to 10 authors should be able to post articles to /articles except them, no one is allowed to post anything My approach to build it ...
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What are the best practices to authorize every REST request?

My question may sound very naïve to someone, but it is what it is. I have below scenario: Relational MySQL Database with BIGINT primary keys and foreign keys Spring boot as a backend (technology ...
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Authentication-as-a-Service (Auth0) and retrieving user profiles for many different users

For my recent project I decided to leverage Authentication-as-a-Service, in particular I am using Auth0 but I do not think this particularly matters. I've got my React client set up correctly and I am ...
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API AuthN/AuthZ and API Gateway

I have implemented authentication on an API Gateway level using NGINX+ and now I have concern if APIs behind it should still to authenticate using API Keys or JWT? What are best practices? My point is ...
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What identity and/or access data are JWT claims intended for?

I am an application developer and am building a token-based auth mechanism for my application. Essentially, the user will log in with username+password, if the credentials are valid, my code will ...
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OWASP Broken Access Control by example: preventing user's from reading/writing data that isn't theirs

I have experience building RBAC-based authorization mechanisms, and understand the theory behind ACLs (DAC?) though I've never had the need to implement them. A situation was just presented to me that ...
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API pagination with external or centralised authorization

I am building a REST API which would power a front end as well as other 3rd party apps and hence I want it to be as "standard" as possible. Right now, I am trying to stick to HATEOAS. The ...
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Token based authentication to multiple API servers

We have a Web server (which also does authentication and authorization) that manages, via an API, one or more servers that contain highly sensitive data. In the below architecture diagram, we manage ...
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How to secure messaging-based communication with microservices

I'm comfortable with a lot of OpenID Connect and OAuth2 concepts in the context of HTTP-based communication between microservices. I'm currently leveraging Azure AD. In the HTTP-based scenario I would ...
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Securing API with JWT and elevated access using MFA

At my company we have a central auth server running IdentityServer. There are a number of applications providing some API to client applications. API requests are authenticated with JWT tokens issued ...
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API / System Design [Flexible Authentication / Authorization]?

Background: We're a smaller shop that puts out a number of products that require authentication and authorization. We're currently using a 3rd party service to "spin up new auth APIs" for ...
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How to handle authentication & authorization inside microservices

Example Application I will try to explain my problem by using a familiar application. Lets'say I'm building a Discord / Slack / Microsoft Teams clone; and for simplicity’s sake, it will contain 2 ...
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HTTP(S) API authentication: why not many services require signing (HMAC)?

I am currently researching existing authentication/authorization solution that are used for REST APIs. More specifically I'm interested in backend-to-backend interactions but client-to-backend is ...
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Mimic a leadership metrics for management users

I have role based access control to my applications. I have team leader application where team leader with valid role can view their teams performance metrics. Now my top management wants to get a ...
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Checking validity of users and tenants in each request

I am designing a centralized IDP to use for a database-per-tenant application that uses a "tid" (Tenant Id) claim in the access token that the WebAPI uses to create a connection string ...
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