1. Secured AI APIs with Alibaba Cloud CAS


    In order to create secured AI APIs on Alibaba Cloud, we need to set up an API Gateway to expose the AI services and then ensure they are secured using Alibaba Cloud Certificate Authority Service (CAS). The API Gateway acts as a single entry point for all API requests, ensuring a controlled and secure environment. With Alibaba Cloud CAS, we can provide SSL/TLS certificates that authenticate the identity of the APIs and enable secure communication.

    Below is a Pulumi program written in Python that demonstrates how you might set up a secure API Gateway with a service certificate from Alibaba Cloud CAS. Each step is annotated to help you understand the process:

    1. Service Certificate: We create a service certificate using Alibaba Cloud CAS which we will later attach to our API Gateway. This certificate ensures that the data transferred between the client and the server is encrypted and secure.

    2. API Gateway: The API is defined using Alibaba Cloud API Gateway resources. First, we create a Group, which is a collection of API resources. Then, we define an Api, which is the actual API resource that processes incoming requests.

    3. Attach Certificate to API Gateway: The certificate generated by Alibaba Cloud CAS is attached to the API Gateway to ensure secure communication.

    Here's the program:

    import pulumi import pulumi_alicloud as alicloud # Define a new CAS service certificate for securing the APIs # The 'cert' and 'key' variables should contain your certificate and private key data. service_certificate = alicloud.cas.ServiceCertificate("my-ai-api-certificate", cert="-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----\n...\n-----END CERTIFICATE-----\n", key="-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----\n...\n-----END PRIVATE KEY-----\n", name="my-ai-api-certificate-name") # Create a new API Gateway group where we will define our APIs api_gateway_group = alicloud.apigateway.Group("my-ai-api-group", description="My AI API Group") # Create a new API within the API Gateway group api = alicloud.apigateway.Api("my-ai-api", groupId=api_gateway_group.id, name="MySecureAIAPi", description="This is a secure AI API", serviceType="HTTP", authType="APP", requestConfig={ "mode": "MAPPING", "path": "/ai", "method": "GET", "protocol": "HTTP" }, serviceConfig={ "serviceProtocol": "HTTP", "url": "http://backend-ai-service/api", "method": "GET", "timeout": 10000 }, visibility="PUBLIC", stageNames=["RELEASE"]) # Attach the CAS certificate to the API Gateway to enable HTTPS api_gateway_group_certificate = alicloud.apigateway.GroupCertificate("my-ai-api-gateway-certificate", groupId=api_gateway_group.id, certificateId=service_certificate.id) # Export the HTTPS endpoint of the API Gateway pulumi.export("api_gateway_https_endpoint", pulumi.Output.concat("https://", api_gateway_group.subDomain, api.path))

    In the above program:

    • Replace the placeholder strings ("-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----\n...\n-----END CERTIFICATE-----\n" and "-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----\n...\n-----END PRIVATE KEY-----\n") with your actual service certificate and private key. These are typically provided to you when you generate a certificate through Alibaba Cloud CAS or any other certificate authority.
    • The requestConfig and serviceConfig blocks within the Api resource will need to be customized according to your specific API's paths, methods, and backend service details.
    • The pulumi.export statement at the end outputs the HTTPS endpoint of the API, allowing you to access the secured API outside of Pulumi.

    Remember to replace the backend service URL and other placeholder values with actual values for your application. The API (my-ai-api) and the certificate (my-ai-api-certificate) are just illustrative names; you should use names that reflect the services they are associated with.

    This program should run without any modifications if you already have the Pulumi CLI and Alibaba Cloud provider configured. Ensure that any details like the certificate and private key are kept secure and private.