Google, in what appears to be a new initiative to make their APIs more secure for end users and easier to for developers to work with, has begun rolling out OAuth 2.0 support for its APIs. This brings about two major changes in how apps integrate with Google APIs.
In the past, if you wanted to build apps in minutes, you could rely on the Firebase API to do the hard work for you. But when it came to time to deploying the code, you were on your own. Not any more. Firebase changed all that by announcing a hosting solution. Firebase hosting is backed by a content delivery network (CDN), has SSL certificate provisioning “baked in” and works with custom domains.
Whether you're rolling your own soup to nuts API management solution, or your existing API management technology is missing some of the basics when it comes to API endpoint security, Cloudflare's recently released Traffic Control may have the right combination of features to fill in the gaps.