Identity Management is critical for secure connectivity between channels, applications, users, and infrastructure. API connectivity requires application, and user-level authentication and authorization of internal and external services.
Almost all API and SOA interactions require establishing trust between service consumers and producers via identity tokens. Such token come in a variety of formats. Generating and consuming identity tokens for authentication and authorization decisions becomes a critical aspect of SOAP, XML and REST-based communication.
How to Implement Enterprise SAML SSO
Single Sign On require users to provide authentication credentials once. For example, once a mobile user signs into an application by providing credentials such as username and password, an identity artifact is created. The artifact is then passed to other applications in a way that the user does not have to provide username and password credentials repeatedly.
Forum Sentry provide extensive functionality for enabling high-performance SSO within your enterprise while utilizing fundamental LDAP-based identity stores. The API gateway can consume and generate a variety of identity token types and map between tokens. Forum Sentry also provides deep integration with a variety of identity stores with the ability to use multiple identity stores simultaneously and replace underperforming identity stores.
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OAuth is a widely deployed standard for authorization of services provided by SaaS, social media and cloud providers. Through OAuth an entity can provide access to its services to a third party without giving the third party its credentials (such as username and password). Forum Sentry provides extensive OAuth support including:
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