ACSP Suggestion 2022.6: Increase API Token Length


Author: Anonymous   
Submitted On: 17 February 2022

Description: After stripping the “API” and “-” characters the token has only 16 characters, each character having 36 unique values. Double the current length to 32 variable characters.

Value to Community: Longer token aligned to other API implementations will make the tokens more difficult to brute force.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Open   Updated: 23 February 2022

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ARIN Comment

23 February 2022

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2022.6 on confirmed receipt, requesting that we extend the length of API tokens to 36 characters to make them less susceptible to brute force attacks. We agree this would be a helpful change and increase the security of the API tokens. We will place this suggestion on the list for prioritization for the 2023 Engineering Roadmap.

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