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#rest on freenode has been logged here from May 2014 until end of July 2018 but logging has been suspended because the channel has been riddled with spam since August 2018 with no end in site. See the following blog posts about the problem:

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14:23 DaSpirit So what do you guys do about sessions in terms of REST? I keep reading mixed discussion on them.
14:23 DaSpirit I really don't like the idea of apps storing authentication details in plain-text.
14:27 pith If you use session your are not doing REST
14:29 pith You can see here why: http://stackoverflow.com/a/20311981/1292605
14:29 DaSpirit Then how do my apps secure authentication?
14:29 pith http://restcookbook.com/Basics/loggingin/
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14:54 sfisque DaSpirit authentication is a component of session management, but you don't need to maintain a session to provide authentication.  you would just require it with every request (no conversation).  as for storing credentials (sometimes you have to in order to do "relaying" or proxy calls, in which case, you should be holding them in an encrypted manner so they cannot be sniffed from memory (a la heartbleed, etc.) and the encryption key s
15:02 DaSpirit I'm very new to all things security and web.
15:02 DaSpirit sfisque, so I store the encryption key with the username + password?
15:05 fumanchu are you relaying requests to another service?
15:06 DaSpirit I wrote my own REST server.
15:23 sfisque fumanchu sort of.  we have many systems that cross consume other systems as part of workflows and "decision models" that occur during execution.  when i came on board they were holding the creds in memory in plaintext.  i created a vault that stores the creds encrypted and returns an opaque tag that is used to reobtain the creds.  the encryption key is generated at startup time so it is different over time to reduce the security footpr
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#rest on freenode has been logged here from May 2014 until end of July 2018 but logging has been suspended because the channel has been riddled with spam since August 2018 with no end in site. See the following blog posts about the problem:

Until the spam problem has been dealt with and logging can resume, please visit our wiki at https://trygvis.io/rest-wiki/

Thanks.