Identity Management

Keeping the “Internet of Things” Simple

By | Date posted: April 7, 2015

I once received a lengthy letter from a friend of mine that quoted the old adage, “I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.”

We often find in our lives that there is too little time to deal with so much stuff and information that we are barraged with each day, let alone managing it effectively. The so-called Internet of Things has the potential of crippling enterprise organizations who do not take the time to simplify now. However, by simplifying in two areas, they can save headaches caused by complexity in the future. Read more

Forum Systems and Spargonet to Host Identity Management Webinar

By | Date posted: June 19, 2014

Event Highlights

The seminar will feature Jason Macy, CTO of Forum Systems and Richard Lewis, Mobile/BI Senior Consultant at Spargonet.

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Three Federated API Requirements for Enterprise Cloud Computing

By | Date posted: May 15, 2014

Successful enterprise API implementations are built on a set of localized, project-level efforts with services that have clearly identified and accountable business and technology owners. Ownership defines an API domain. Deciding what services are core to a business owner and should be implemented within the owner’s API domain versus consumed from a third-party API domain becomes a critical part of building a Federated API.

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API Identity Management with LDAP Server

By | Date posted: February 24, 2014

Most corporations deploy LDAP severs such as OpenLDAP to store identities used for SSO and API identity management.   Application users authenticate against these LDAP servers to gain access to APIs.  To avoid an intrusive, non-scalable agent-based model — where every application installs and manages an agent for authentication and authorization — enterprises generally opt to simplify to a centralized model by deploying API gateways.  In this tutorial, you will learn how to use an LDAP server along with Forum Sentry API Gateway to enable access control of your APIs.

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Online LDAP Test Server

By | Date posted: February 22, 2014

Here are the credentials for an Online LDAP Test Server that you can use for testing your applications that require LDAP-based authentication.  Our goal is to eliminate the need for you to download, install and configure an LDAP sever for testing. If all you need is to test connectivity and authentication against a few identities, you have come to the right place.  If you find this useful or would like us to enhance/modify this test LDAP server, please leave a comment.
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Using HTTP Basic Auth for API Identity Management

By | Date posted: February 17, 2014

APIs are proliferating corporate networks.  Business owners seek APIs that solve their requirements regardless of whether the APIs are homegrown or provided by 3rd party cloud providers.  In both cases — internal and external APIs — controls have to be enforced on who gets to use what API.  API control requires enabling Identity Management for APIs. In this tutorial, we will use Forum Sentry to lockdown an external API with on-board users, groups and ACLs with simple point-and-click, code-free configuration.

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