API-first is a general development philosophy that refers to an approach in software development where the design and creation of APIs (Application Programming Interface) take precedence before building other components of an application.
This methodology ensures that a well-defined and stable API serves as the foundation for seamless communication between different software modules, promoting modularization and reusability.
IAM API-first applies the API-first approach to Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems, ensuring that the IAM system is built with a strong and flexible API foundation for managing user identities and access controls.
IAM API-first tailors the API-first approach to the unique requirements and challenges of Identity and Access Management systems. It signifies the importance of prioritizing APIs in the design and implementation of IAM solutions to create a secure, flexible, and well-integrated identity management framework.