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JasonAlmeida
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PCF external services API Key/Secrets security

Hi All,

 

*apologies if this has been discussed already*

 

We've seen a few PCF controls that utilise extrernal services and APIs. Skimming through some of these controls it seems like the apporach tends to be via a config parameter that takes a key/secret/url or embedded in the .ts file directly.

This is obviously a concern from a security point of view as the key could be easily accessed via developer tools or the custom control configuration. My questions:

  • Is there a better approach to defining and storing keys/secrets for PCFs?
  • Could we maybe have a secure property type that can handle this? (totally open to other suggestions btw)

Some other ideas that went through my head:

  • config entity that is queried - but this tightly couples a control to an entity
  • storing in keyvault - but this is subject to the same secret config issue and may have a performance impact

 

cheers

Jason

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You don't have to hard code the key. You could use the PlugIn "Secure Configuration" to store the key.

Kind regards,
Diana
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I agree.

That's what even I was suggesting to use configuration part for. 

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