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Identity and Access Management

This section offers an outline of the best practices implemented within the Hyperswitch cloud environment, aimed at ensuring a secure, user-friendly, and efficiently managed platform

Authentication Methodology for Hyperswitch APIs

Admin Services Authentication:

Administrative services, crucial for managing the back end of Hyperswitch, are protected using multi-layered authentication mechanisms. Access to the admin services involves an additional API key, restricted to a select few individuals with the Hyperswitch team.

Merchant Authentication:

For merchants accessing Hyperswitch, we have a strong authentication mechanism to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of their accounts. Further details can be found here.

Vault Authentication:

Hyperswitch Vault has a security setup where key custodians are in charge of managing distributed keys. To start the vault application, all these key custodians must work together.
The design ensures that no single custodian possesses the capability to independently tamper with the vault application, enhancing the overall security of the system.

Identity and Access Management in AWS

User Authentication:

Hyperswitch employs a robust authentication methodology for users, ensuring secure access to the platform. Users are authenticated by Multi-Factor Authentication combined with network and device-level whitelisting

Access Controls and RBAC:

Access controls in Hyperswitch are finely tuned through Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). Distinct administrative roles are defined, each with granular permissions tailored to specific responsibilities. This ensures that users, admins only have access to the resources and functionalities necessary for their roles.

Admin Role:

Hyperswitch operates on a distributed access model, ensuring that no individual possesses complete administrative control.

Limiting Permissions:

Hyperswitch empowers administrators to limit permissions effectively. Through the IAM (Identity and Access Management) module, access policies are crafted following the Principle of Least Privilege. This means that each user, admin is granted the minimum permissions necessary to perform their tasks, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access.
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