Enhancing OAuth Security with Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE)

Ananjan_miniOrange March 21, 2024

Ever found yourself thinking over the security of your Atlassian applications? You're not alone. In today's digital landscape, ensuring the safety of user data is paramount, especially when it comes to OAuth-based Single Sign-On setups.

Look no further! We're thrilled to introduce Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE), a feature available exclusively in our OAuth-based Single Sign-On app.

PKCE adds an extra layer of security by preventing code interception attacks, ensuring your users' data stays safe.

How does it work? When a user initiates authentication, PKCE generates a unique code verifier, which is used to create a key. This key is sent to the authorization server along with the authorization request. Once authenticated, the server matches the key with the verifier, ensuring the request's legitimacy.

Still confused? Imagine you're storing valuables in a safe, but instead of a traditional lock, you use a code that's exchanged between you and a trusted friend. Sounds secure, right? But what if someone intercepts that code exchange? That's where the Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE) comes in. PKCE acts like a double-lock system for your Atlassian applications, ensuring that even if someone manages to intercept the initial code exchange, they can't access your valuable data.

With PKCE, your Atlassian applications are fortified against unauthorized access, giving you peace of mind while enjoying seamless single sign-on functionality. Upgrade to our latest version today and fortify your Atlassian applications with PKCE, because when it comes to security, it's better to be safe than sorry!

 

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