Securing Low-Code Applications: Best Practices and Strategies


Low-code platforms have revolutionized the software development landscape, enabling rapid application development with minimal hand-coding. However, as with any software development approach, ensuring security is paramount. In the realm of low-code, where non-developers can become app creators, it becomes even more critical to understand and implement security best practices. Here are some strategies to ensure your low-code applications are robust and resistant to vulnerabilities:

1. Understand the Platform’s Inherent Security

Before diving into development, take time to understand the security features that your chosen low-code platform offers. Platforms like Aurachain prioritizes security and compliance by design, offering built-in tools that ensure the integrity of every app you create. Such platforms also provide an advanced suite of governance and security tools, including features like user authentication, authorization, and comprehensive activity monitoring and logging.

2. Regular Security Audits

Even if your platform provides inherent security, regular security audits are essential. Automated tools can scan your application for vulnerabilities, while manual assessments can ensure the app’s logic doesn’t expose sensitive data or functionalities.

3. Ensure Authorization & Access Control

A crucial aspect of app security is controlling who can access what. The best low-code platforms provide robust user authentication and authorization mechanisms. Aurachain, for instance, has a dedicated system for authorization and access which ensures that only the right people can get access to specific parts of your application, adding an extra layer of protection.

4. Secure Data Storage and Transmission

Ensure that the data at rest, as well as in transit, is encrypted. This not only includes the application’s primary data but also backups, logs, and cached information.

5. Keep the Application’s Infrastructure Secure

As low-code platforms enable rapid development, the backend systems—like clusters—should be secured. Aurachain boasts of robust Cluster Security and Cloud Datacenter Security, ensuring that your application’s infrastructure remains impervious to threats.

6. Educate Citizen Developers

One of the beauties of low-code is that it empowers non-developers, often referred to as ‘citizen developers’, to build applications. While this democratizes development, it also means that these developers might not be familiar with security best practices. Regular training sessions and workshops can ensure they’re aware of potential security pitfalls.

7. Implement Input Validation

Many security vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, arise from improperly validated input. Ensure that your low-code application validates, sanitizes, and escapes user input before processing.

8. Backup Regularly

While backups are more about recovery than security, they’re a crucial part of a holistic security strategy. In case of a security incident, having recent backups allows you to restore your application to its last secure state quickly.

9. Monitor and Log Activities

Keep a close eye on your application’s operations. Any suspicious activities, repeated failed login attempts, or unexpected data access should be flagged for review. Proper logging can also help trace back and understand any security incidents.

10. Work with Security Professionals

Even if you’re developing with a low-code platform, it’s beneficial to involve security professionals in the process. Their expertise can guide the application’s architecture, development, and deployment in a direction that minimizes risks.

Aurachain’s Commitment to Data Safety and Compliance

Aurachain stands out not just for its low-code capabilities but also for its staunch commitment to data security. The platform has a clear privacy policy that underscores a strong adherence to data protection and respect for user privacy. Aurachain believes that you should always be informed about the data being collected and its utilization.

In addition, Aurachain proudly boasts its ISO 27001 certification. This certification is a testament to the company’s dedication to providing the highest level of security to its customers and their data, emphasizing the continual improvement of its information security management system.


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