This Python Sample Code demonstrates how to search for a role by name and return its ID. The test application creates a role with rights that are adequate for reading properties, and assigning policies.
GitHub has just announced that they are launching a Security Advisory API that will provide data on vulnerabilities aggregated from millions of projects. Programmatic access to security advisories should allow developers to more proactively address issues.
If you run a website, like many of our readers, and you have an account system, you probably have problems with spam. One of the main sources of spam is users who register using disposable e-mail addresses. These can be generated by spammers programatically, using services like the Guerilla Mail API I covered previously, and used to make tons of accounts to try to get blog spam through. If this is a problem for you, the DEA Filter API can help.
The United States Postal Service confirmed recently that they have patched an API issue which exposed the account details for up to 60 million users. Additionally, in some cases, the vulnerability could have allowed hackers to modify other users’ account details.