API security is a hot topic, but it’s not just about protecting the API itself.

It’s also about protecting the data that flows through your APIs. The most common way to do this is with access control lists (ACLs). ACLs are rules that determine who can see and use an API, as well as what they can do with it. They’re often used in conjunction with other techniques like rate limiting and IP filtering to protect against attacks like DDoS or brute force password guessing.

But there’s another layer of protection you should be aware of: secret management

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