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Heroku Cloud Application Development by Anubhav Hanjura

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Communication between the developer's machine and the Heroku platform

In this section, we will review the basic security concepts surrounding machine-to-machine communication. We will also review how a developer communicates with the Heroku server in a secure manner using a well-known communication protocol.

General concepts of security

A Heroku developer regularly interacts with the Heroku server/platform to make changes to the app, app configuration, or app data. In doing so, the developer repeatedly needs to connect to a remote system and authenticate user credentials before being accepted as a genuine user. In this section, we look at what makes the communication with a remote system possible for a Heroku developer and also briefly discuss the ...

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