Towards Securing APIs in Cloud Computing

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Provided by: Birla Institute of Technology
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Every organization today wants to adopt cloud computing paradigm and leverage its various advantages. Today everyone is aware of its characteristics which have made it so popular and how it can help the organizations focus on their core activities leaving all IT services development and maintenance to the cloud service providers. But it's the security concerns that customers have which are preventing them to adapt this cloud paradigm whole heartedly, concerns about security of their sensitive data which will lie in the hand of the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) act as the interface between the CSPs and the consumers. This paper proposes an improved access control mechanism for securing the Cloud APIs.
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