These are chat archives for fanout/pushpin

17th
Feb 2016
balraj bassi
@balrajbassi
Feb 17 2016 14:18
hello
why would you need pushpin infront of Kong, what does it give you?
http://blog.fanout.io/2015/07/14/realtime-api-management-pushpin-kong/
Justin Karneges
@jkarneges
Feb 17 2016 17:38
Hi @balrajbassi . if you combine Pushpin and Kong then you get the powers of both! :)
for example you could build an http streaming endpoint (pushpin) that requires API key auth (kong)
balraj bassi
@balrajbassi
Feb 17 2016 17:40
@jkarneges does fanout.io encrpyt data
Justin Karneges
@jkarneges
Feb 17 2016 17:41
fanout cloud supports ssl for client connections and for publishing
balraj bassi
@balrajbassi
Feb 17 2016 17:43
@jkarneges but can the folks at pushpin see the data or can you hash it like in pubnub
Justin Karneges
@jkarneges
Feb 17 2016 17:45
ah yes the data could be seen internally. you can certainly do your own end-to-end encryption, but this is not something supported by pushpin's libraries like pubnub
this is somewhat by design, since pushpin has no client library (pushpin is transparent). so it's somewhat impossible for us to do this automatically. but perhaps we could offer some utility functions
balraj bassi
@balrajbassi
Feb 17 2016 18:00
how would that work
Justin Karneges
@jkarneges
Feb 17 2016 18:17
we could add encryption functions to the server-side libraries, and also have a standalone JS decrypt library. then you'd need to explicitly encrypt/decrypt on both sides
we may want to see if there are any REST API patterns using end-to-end encryption
for example, if there is a bank API somewhere, where if you GET a resource and the payload is specially encrypted and must be decrypted somehow outside of HTTPS