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Although OAuth is not for authentication (the "auth" is for authorization), it usually presupposes that an authentication event has taken place. In the case of the Axway API Gateway, you can use the internal use store for this authentication, or you can use a third-party repository like LDAP. If you want to switch to LDAP, you can simply choose a different authentication repository under "Validate credentials against this repository" in the OAuth 2.0 policies in Policy Studio as shown below: If you want to add a new authentication repository, you can find these under "Authentication Repositories" in Policy Studio, as shown below: Note that other options include CA SiteMinder, Oracle Access Manager, IBM Tivoli Access Manager, and others. ... (more)

Security for Internet of Things - OASIS Google Hangout discussion 27 May with Dan Blum & Jonathan Rodriguez

Security for Internet of Things is a hot topic. Just last week, our partner IC-Consult gave a talk about how BMW uses Secure APIs as a business enabler for the Connected Car. And tomorrow, I'm excited to be part of a Google Hangout discussion with Dan Blum and Jonathan Rodriguez about Security for Internet of Things. Today it seems everything is either already networked, or will be soon. Methods originally used to hook up office printers are now being applied to cars, wearable devices, building sensors and security systems and ... you name it. As more devices are added, we find o... (more)

SOA, ESB, TIBCO, and Axway API Gateway skills required in Maidenhead UK - Three UK Job Posting

Readers of this blog might be interested in this Systems Integration Solution Designer Job Posting from Three UK, located in Maidenhead which just outside of London. Skills listed include: TIBCO ActiveMatrix, Axway API Gateway, and Enterprise Java, as well as knowledge of SOAP, web & RESTful services. ... (more)

Healthcare Webinar today - Enforcing HIPAA Policy on Cloud Services

I'm presenting a webinar today at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific on "Enforcing HIPAA Policy on Cloud Services". Covering services such as SalesForce and Amazon, but also something we see a lot at Axway now: Sharepoint as a hosted service. Still time to register - here's the link: http://www.axway.com/events/event/webinar-enforcing-policy-cloud-services ... (more)

Look Beyond The Mobile or Web Client To The Internet of Things

Kin Lane, the API Evangelist, has produced a list of the Ten API Commandments for Providers. It's a very good list, including privacy, security, and documentation. I encourage everyone to read it and comment. What about the corresponding list for API Consumers? Although I don't want to compare myself to a biblical figure (or indeed to Kin Lane :) ), here is my crack at a list of API commandments for consumers: 1. Protect your API Keys. API Keys are often issued to developers through an API Portal to use in their apps. These API Key allow developers to access apps. Sometimes the key... (more)