Posts Tagged ‘Authentication’

6 Reasons to Use Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory, commonly known as Azure AD, is “Microsoft’s cloud-based identity and access management service.1” It is a widely used IDaaS (identity and access management-as-a-service) that can integrate with an existing (or new) MVC-style web application, Web API, mobile app, and more to provide quick and easy authentication. I am no salesman (although it […]

Securing Your Web API Using Azure Active Directory

Large or small, all companies need web security. And what better way to secure your ASP.NET Core Web API than using Azure Active Directory? Given MVC-style apps are the dominant force in the market nowadays, the majority of documentation on the matter focuses here. That left me, desiring to create a loosely-coupled Web API instead […]

Oracle Fusion SaaS Security with Oracle Analytics Cloud

The question that is often asked is: Can we leverage the same security we already have in Oracle Fusion SaaS (which includes users, duties, roles and security policies) to secure data in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC – an Oracle PaaS)? The answer is Yes. To understand better how this is possible, keep reading. This blog […]

Client Certificate Authentication with Solr

Securing your Solr instance is an important part of the Sitecore security hardening process. In many on-premises environments, the Solr servers are behind the firewall without the need to be publicly accessible – just accessible by the Sitecore application itself. However, with cloud-based hosting such as Azure App Services, this becomes more difficult as the […]

Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 – Part 3: Implementation of SAML2p

Let’s jump into implementing the code for federated authentication in Sitecore! If you’ve missed Part 1 and/or Part 2 of this 3 part series examining the federated authentication capabilities of Sitecore, feel free to read those first to get set up and then come back for the code. Part 1: Overview Part 2: Configuration For […]

Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 – Part 1: Overview

Sitecore 9.0 introduced a new and very useful feature to easily add federated authentication to the platform. Authentication has been and still is being performed using the ASP.NET Membership functionality for standard Sitecore users, however, Sitecore has implemented the ability to use the new ASP.NET Identity functionality that is based OWIN-middleware. Here’s a stripped-down look […]

Configure Authorization and Authentication in Liferay 6.2

Out of several portal technologies and tools, Liferay, written in Java, is a free and open source enterprise software product that provides web content management and application management. As an essential component, authorization and authentication are almost always needed for each type of enterprise system tool. In the past few weeks, we completed some security […]

How to add custom claims to Azure Mobile App authentication

Azure Mobile Apps (formerly known as Azure Mobile Services) provide a great cloud based framework for rapid development of mobile applications (which also could be used to develop web applications, when needed). Azure Mobile Apps empower developer with a tools set (both client-side and server-side) helping to tackle on common mobile application development tasks, like: […]

You Can Now Buy ExxonMobil Gas With Apple Pay

  ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, is now leveraging the cloud in a revolutionary way: With ExxonMobil’s new Speedpass+ app, you can pay for gas at Exxon- and Mobil-branded locations using Apple Pay, a simple and safe way to pay within the app. Just open the app and your location […]

Smile! MasterCard Will Leverage Selfies To Verify Your Identity

  According to research, approximately 31.8 million consumers in the US experienced credit card fraud in 2014. That’s triple the number in 2013! And the number doesn’t appear to be going down any time soon. On a positive note, credit card issuers are stepping up their game by introducing security methods, such as Europay, MasterCard […]

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Federated Authentication with Shibboleth

[su_note note_color=”#fafafa”]I have recently found myself working on a project that needed federated authentication. While intrAnet sites could use SiteMinder agent, extranet sites could only do SAML via something like Shibboleth. Setting up a Service Provider with Shibboleth is fairly straightforward and well documented on their wiki. And it also works like a charm until […]

Integrating ASP.NET MVC authentication with SiteMinder SSO

SiteMinder is an enterprise-class secure single sign-on solution by CA (Computer Associates) which is employed by many large companies to secure their intranet access and provide single sign-on functionality to various intranet applications.  SiteMinder has a broad support for different application frameworks which is making possible to use in heterogeneous enterprise environment. For example, when […]

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