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Bridging from Mobile and Cloud to Enterprise Identity Management platforms like Oracle and CA - catch the webinar

Architecture metaphors can be useful to understand some of the challenges related to identity management. Everyone knows what a bridge or a gateway it.

So let's look at one of the problems which we encounter when deploying mobile apps. If you want a mobile app to access services which are inside the firewall, you will have to bridge from mobile identity standards (OAuth, API Keys, OpenID Connect) back to on-premises proprietary identity tokens (like Oracle's obSSO token, or CA's smSession SiteMinder token), then you face a bridging problem:

How do cross the bridge? What goes into space in the diagram where the question mark sits?

One option is to cobble together custom mapping, programming using various toolkits. However, if you are not careful, you can end up with a bridge which resembles this "Bridge Constructor" bridge:


You don't want your identity bridge to look like this. You need a reliable, secure, and high-performance solution to create your bridge. Here at Axway, we provide connectors for mobile authentication standards like OAuth right alongside connectors for Oracle obSSO and CA SiteMinder smSession. So you can do things like bridge from OpenID to an Oracle obSSO token for Oracle Access Manager.

So, on August 27, I'm presenting a Webinar with Jason Cardinal from Identica about "Bridging Modern API Architectures with Your Enterprise Security Infrastructure". We'll be giving practical examples of how you can create this bridge, using case studies for how this has been done in major organizations. Sign-up is free, so I hope to see you on the webinar and we'll talk about how your identity bridge can be reliable and secure.


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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.

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