Improving Access Security and Data Identification using Unique Identifiers (UUIDs) in Xano

In this meeting, the participants discuss the topic of direct object access and security measures. They mention the use of preconditions and validations to ensure that users have access to the requested data. One suggestion is to always access objects using a unique identifier that includes the tenant ID. This would make it more difficult for users to access unauthorized data. The participants also discuss the importance of preventing system enumeration and suggest using UUIDs instead of auto-incrementing IDs to make it harder for hackers to guess valid IDs. They mention that Xano already has built-in support for UUIDs. The use of dynamic naming or identification is also mentioned as a possible solution. The meeting participants emphasize the need for randomness and uniqueness to increase security. They mention using preconditions and having separate endpoints for different user types to simplify authentication and authorization processes. Overall, the meeting focuses on implementing measures to enhance security and prevent unauthorized access to data.

(Source: State Change Office Hours 4/24 )

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