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A lot of information about detected malicious requests is already available in the Wallarm console UI. However, the search functionality of the Wallarm UI does not provide full visibility into every type of potential attack or full details of a particular alert. If this level of visibility is desired, a script can use the Wallarm API to extract this data and send it to one of a number of different targets. This article provides an…

JSON Web Token (JWT) is the data format with bill-in signature and encryption mechanisms that are often used by modern web applications to store user sessions and application context, including authentication by SSO and meta-data. Usually, you can find JWT tokens in an Authentication Bearer HTTP headers for authenticated API calls. As Wikipedia says: “The tokens are signed either using a private secret or a public/private key. For example, a server could generate a token…

Introduction to GraphQL Representational state transfer (REST) APIs are the most popular type of API. However, GraphQL is rapidly growing in popularity as a competitor to REST. GraphQL is a meta-layer with built-in query language to access object-oriented data. It’s based on JSON-encoded HTTP requests with custom queries inside. Unlike REST, there is no data inside the URL. These differences between traditional REST APIs and GraphQL ones can create challenges for security. Legacy web application…