Rainmaker, which provides an identity API to get more information about a person’s email address, has declared the winners of its API contest. The month long challenge invited developers to make innovative applications based on the Rainmaker API and in the process earn fame and some cool prizes. Rainmaker also announced a new developer challenge that is expected to run in August.
To help developers increase the security of their apps, PayPal has updated its developer portal to include a self-service credential provisioning feature that allows developers to generate their own client-secret pairs, which developers use to authenticate their apps with the PayPal API.
This is part two of ProgrammableWeb’s series on Understanding the Realities of API Security. It is taken from the overview of David Berlind's written testimony to the ONC's API Security and Privacy Task Force. This article looks at the decision whether to make API documentation publicly available.