Secure File-Sharing APIs

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This project is part of the liveProject series Secure File-Sharing APIs with AWS S3
prerequisites
basics of Java Spring Boot and Spring Logging
skills learned
file integrity checking • validate digital signatures • file integrity logging and monitoring
Sashank Dara
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER

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Give ShareSafe’s online file-sharing service a security boost. You’re a developer for a company whose customers can upload and share personal documents, photos, and videos onto its website using APIs. Your task is to enhance the security of ShareSafe’s file transfer REST API service by adding file integrity checks. Using JSON Web Tokens (JWTs), you’ll implement basic key generation, signing, and validation of data. You’ll refactor the API with the ability to validate digital signatures, and you’ll make identifying suspicious requests easier (and satisfy compliance requirements) by adding logging of all user and file activities.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Sashank Dara

Sashank Dara received his PhD in cybersecurity from IIIT-Bangalore in the area of applied cryptography and threat intelligence. He’s an expert cybersecurity technologist with more than 17 years of experience in the field, including as a consultant advisor for Manipal Global Education Services’ cybersecurity programs and as a security technology and strategy advisor for security startups including Appknox, Haltdos, and SecurityJourney.com. He remains a trusted information security consultant and advisor for top companies in EdTech, IT/ITes, academia, and real estate. He’s the co-inventor of 5 U.S. patents (and 3 IETF drafts) in the areas of cloud, SDN, and NFV security, and he’s published more than a dozen research papers at IEEE, LNCS conferences in the areas of cloud security, privacy, cryptography, and threat intelligence. A prolific speaker at security conferences and invited talks, Dara is currently the CTO and co-founder of Seconize, an award-winning cybersecurity startup pioneering a cyber risk and compliance management SaaS product suite.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for programmers who are familiar with basic REST APIs and Java and would like to learn ways to enhance security of a simple file-sharing REST API. To begin this liveProject you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

TOOLS
  • Basics of Java
  • Basics of Spring
  • Basics of JDBC
  • Basics of AWS S3
  • Testing APIs via Postman
  • Basics of command line for any Linux-hosted system
TECHNIQUES
  • Basic debugging
  • Code reviews
  • Code refactoring
  • Unit testing
  • Security testing

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn ways to enhance the security of a simple file-sharing REST API by implementing file integrity checking and monitoring, using secure coding practices, and testing them for functionality and security.

  • Understand the shared responsibility model of cloud security
  • Understand the ShareSafe API specified in Open API Specification 3.0 using Swagger
  • Set up the environment to implement the API specification provided using Java Spring
  • Use AWS S3 Java SDK and APIs for cloud-based file storage
  • Implement JWT-based authentication
  • Implement file integrity validation using digital signatures
  • Test the functionality of the reference API implementation using Postman

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