The hottest Authentication Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
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Department of Product • 314 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Passkeys are digital keys replacing traditional passwords, enhancing security and creating unique keys for each account and device.
  2. Major companies like Uber, Apple, Google, and Microsoft are actively supporting and implementing passkeys for a passwordless future.
  3. Product teams can implement passkeys by understanding how they work and following a step-by-step guide for integration.
Elliott Confidential • 137 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Use two-factor authentication and authenticator apps to protect your online travel accounts from hackers.
  2. Enable login notifications and maximize security settings on platforms to monitor any unauthorized access to your accounts.
  3. Avoid using simple or repeated passwords, practice safe Wi-Fi usage, and be cautious of urgent emails or suspicious links to prevent hacking incidents.
Get a weekly roundup of the best Substack posts, by hacker news affinity: • 98 implied HN points • 24 Mar 23
  1. The post introduces the Restaurant Booking API series with educational tutorials and practical examples.
  2. The API will cater to customers and restaurant owners, allowing tasks like booking tables and managing menus.
  3. Key URL paths in the API include '/restaurants', '/owners', and '/customers', with detailed functionalities for each.
My Makerspace • 2 HN points • 14 Dec 23
  1. Understanding how Github Actions and AWS work together is important to control access to resources.
  2. Creating an OIDC Identity Provider in AWS allows for secure authentication with Github Actions.
  3. Customizing the subject template can provide more sophisticated authorization for specific workflows when integrating Github Actions with AWS.
Jacob’s Tech Tavern • 2 HN points • 10 Oct 23
  1. Understanding Swift actors is crucial for managing re-entrancy and interleaving in your code.
  2. Building an optimal authentication service involves utilizing Swift actors to minimize duplicate work and network overhead.
  3. Swift concurrency model utilizes cooperative threading, executors, and actors to create an illusion of single-threadedness and prevent data races. • 3 HN points • 27 Feb 23
  1. OWASP's Top 10 API vulnerabilities include issues like broken user authentication, excessive data exposure, and lack of resources & rate limiting.
  2. Broken Object Level Authorization can lead to attackers accessing information they shouldn't.
  3. API security is crucial due to the growing use of APIs, potential risks, and the significant impact of poor API security on organizations.
ciamweekly • 0 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. Implement email verification in CIAM systems to connect new accounts to valid email owners, reducing account takeovers and bot attacks.
  2. When changing login identifiers in CIAM systems, re-verification is crucial to prevent unauthorized access and alert users of potential attacks.
  3. Account recovery in CIAM systems should not be sent to unverified accounts and should implement additional security measures like session invalidation and multi-factor authentication.
Overflow • 0 implied HN points • 29 May 23
  1. Microservices architecture provides a solution to the challenges of monolithic applications by structuring an application as a collection of loosely coupled services.
  2. Transitioning from a monolith to microservices involves splitting different modules into independent services, offering flexibility in programming languages, databases, and scaling components of the application independently.
  3. Microservices offer benefits like continuous delivery, easy testing, fault tolerance, and better scalability compared to monolithic applications, making them a favorite among developers.