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Security and Identity

Security is a big topic, here are a few things to get you started.

Encrypting Data in Transit

One of the most critical security features, and one that is required for many modern APIs and progressive web apps is HTTPS, sometimes referred to as secure HTTP.

Some people mistakenly believe that the only sites that need HTTPS are sites that handle some level of sensitive communication, like personal or financial data. But this isn't true. Every site should be using HTTPS, HTTPS helps to prevents people from listening into what's crossing the wire, and helps prevent it from being tampered with while in transit. Do you want your ISP or school to know every site you were looking at?

And if privacy and security weren't enough of a reason to protect your users, many new browser features like service workers, the Payment Request API, and even some older APIs like GeoLocation now require HTTPS.

Enabling HTTPS on Your Servers

Content Security Policy

Content Security Policy or CSP provides a rich set of directives that enable granular control over the resources a page is allowed to load and where they're loaded from.
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Prevent Mixed Content

One of the more time-consuming tasks in implementing HTTPS is finding and fixing content that mixes both HTTPS and HTTP. Fortunately there are tools to help you help you with this.
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