A Programmer’s Quick View on Mailazy, LoginRadius’ Disposable Email Provider

During my second week at LoginRadius, I had a meeting with a colleague for guidance on a task I had just been assigned. During the meeting, he mentioned a tool that I have used heavily since: Mailinator. Mailinator is a service that grants access to the inbox of an email address with a mailinator domain. The benefit of a service like this for developers at LoginRadius is clear: because we work with online customer identities, we need email addresses – sometimes many – that we can use to simulate use cases for testing and development. Without such a service, we would waste a lot of time creating email accounts.

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Let’s Encrypt with SSL Certificates

What is an SSL Certificate?

Let’s start with some working definitions of the HTTP and HTTPS protocols. HTTP is the Internet protocol over which data is sent between a browser and a server when they are communicating. HTTPS is the secure counterpart of HTTP , which encrypts data to ensure private communication. An SSL certificate is a data file that is installed on a web server to enable the use of the HTTPS protocol.

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Encryption and Hashing

Both encryption and hashing have significant uses in cryptology and other fields. One defining difference between them is that encryption is reversible, while hashing is irreversible. Because of this, encryption is often used for protecting the confidentiality of data. Only authorized people with the key should be able to access the data.

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JSON Web Token

A JSON Web Token (JWT) is a JSON object that is defined in RFC 7519 as a safe way of transmitting information between two parties. Information in the JWT is digitally-signed, so that it can be verified and trusted.

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Understanding JSONP

Nowadays, many API providers support JSONP requests. One reason for this is that most web browsers disable cross-domain requests when using basic Ajax.

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Using NuGet to publish .NET packages

NuGet is a free and open-source package manager for the .NET ecosystem. We can create and install packages using NuGet client tools. All of the .NET packages are hosted for publishing and consumption on a central package repository known as NuGet Gallery.

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