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  • By Anumadu Udodiri Moses
    Authenticate Laravel Users Using JWTs and Twilio's WhatsApp Business API Authenticate Laravel Users Using JWTs and Twilio's WhatsApp Business API

    Web applications need a way of identifying users in order to serve dynamic data back to users. The process of collecting and storing data when a user registers, validating the data and recognizing a unique user when the user logs in is the authentication flow.

    As mankind continues to evolve, cybercrimes continue to increase by the day. The security of user’s data and their privacy becomes more important than ever. In the quest to achieve this, security measures such as the popular 2-step verification (2FA verification) are put in place.

    Implementing 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) verification in modern web applications can be tricky. Nonetheless, do not worry as the Twilio API for WhatsApp has plenty of documentation and support to make this possible for developers.

    This tutorial is intended to teach you about the Twilio API for WhatsApp and custom token-based authentication in Laravel using JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). …

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  • By Oluyemi Olususi
    Create a Secured RESTful API with CodeIgniter and JSON Web Tokens Create a Secured RESTful API with CodeIgniter.png

    The growing use and applications of cloud services necessitates a more efficient architectural style than the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). REST (REpresentational State Transfer) allows for a light-weight, stateless communication between clients and the Application Programming Interface (API). Because the communication is stateless, access control for Restful APIs is based on tokens which carry enough information to determine whether or not the client is authorized to perform the requested action on the resource.

    In this tutorial, I will use CodeIgniter to build a RESTful API. CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint which allows developers to build full-scale web applications.

    Prerequisites

    A basic understanding of CodeIgniter will be helpful in this tutorial. However, I will provide explanations and links to official documentation throughout the tutorial. If you’re unclear on any concept, you can review the linked material before continuing with the …

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  • By Oluyemi Olususi
    Créer une API RESTful sécurisée avec CodeIgniter et des JWT Créer une API RESTful sécurisée avec CodeIgniter et des JSON Web Tokens

    L'utilisation et les applications croissantes des services cloud nécessitent un style architectural plus efficace que le protocole SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). REST (REpresentational State Transfer) permet une communication légère et sans état entre les clients et l'interface de programmation d'applications (API). La communication étant sans état, le contrôle d'accès des API RESTful est basé sur des tokens qui transportent suffisamment d'informations pour déterminer si le client est autorisé à effectuer l'action requêtée sur la ressource.

    Dans ce tutoriel, je vais utiliser CodeIgniter pour créer une API RESTful. CodeIgniter est un puissant framework PHP avec un encombrement très faible qui permet aux développeurs de construire des applications Web complètes.

    Conditions préalables

    Une compréhension de base de CodeIgniter sera utile dans ce tutoriel. Cependant, je fournirai des explications et des liens vers la documentation officielle tout au long du tutoriel. En cas de doute concernant un concept, …

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  • By Maciej Treder
    Protecting JavaScript Microservices on Node.js with JSON Web Tokens and Twilio Authy Copy of Product Template - Authy.png

    Building a JavaScript application on Node.js with a microservices architecture gives you the ability to scale your app: you can respond to varying load levels by adding and removing instances of a service. When multiple instances of a service access the same data, your application can use a common persistence layer, a database, to share information between instances and maintain consistency between them.

    In many applications you'll also want to limit access to some data and functions to particular users. While you could do this directly in your service APIs, there's a better way.

    This post will show you how to add two-factor authentication (2FA) with Twilio Authy and an authorization web service using JSON Web Tokens (JWTs), a standard for securely storing and transmitting sensitive data.

    Authentication with Twilio Authy

    Twilio Authy uses push authentications to verify a user's identity. Push authentications are better than passwords because they require …

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