In this liveProject, you’ll implement username-based HTTP authentication for your API in order to securely store passwords in your database. You’ll develop user signup functionality to ensure only registered users can leverage the REST API, build a user login for authenticating users as they access your REST API, and test its functionality using Postman.
This liveProject was implemented by Natan Streppel.
The liveProject is for Java programmers familiar with the basics of REST APIs. To begin this project you will need to be familiar with:
- Basics of Java, min. version 11, (classes, interfaces)
- Basics of Spring MVC (POST of GET requests)
- Basics of JDBC or Spring Data (insert or retrieve data from a database)
- Java IDEs such as Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA
- Testing APIs via Postman
- Gradle, min. version 6.4.1
- Docker, min. version 17.03, and Docker Compose, min. version 1.22.0
- Basic debugging
- Code reviews
- Code refactoring
- Unit testing
- Security testing
you will learn
In this series of liveProjects, you’ll learn how to add essential security features to a REST API.
- Understanding an API specified in Open API Specification 3.0 using Swagger
- Setting up an environment to implement the API specification provided using Java Spring
- Implementing basic HTTP authentication with username and password as per standards
- Testing the functionality of the reference API implementation using Postman
- You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
- Project roadmap
- Each project is divided into several achievable steps.
- Get Help
- While within the liveProject platform, get help from other participants.
- Compare with others
- For each step, compare your deliverable to the solutions by the author and other participants.