Inversoft’s founder and CEO, Brian Pontarelli, will be speaking about Authentication & User Management at WeWork Union Station.
Authentication is perhaps the single most common requirement of any application. Being able to quickly and easily register for or log into a service can make a huge difference for the user experience.
Authentication, authorization and user management are often required from the start. Not only is this time consuming and costly to build, but even a minor mistake can be disastrous. Turnkey user management and authentication providers can help companies focus on core business and application features rather than boilerplate infrastructure.
Brian will walk you through the paramount build vs. buy decision and answer questions along the way.
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM (MST)
WeWork Union Station
1550 Wewatta St
This Lunch & Learn is free to attend and Illegal Pete’s will be provided!
We hope to see you there! Please pass along the link to any of your colleagues who might be interested in attending the event as well.
Stormpath customers are experiencing first hand the repercussions of using a multi-tenant cloud hosted API. The company was acquired and users have to get data out, fast. By 8/17/2017 to be exact.
A recent article by ProgrammableWeb discusses the dangers of using third-party APIs, however they fail to mention ways to avoid this danger. The answer is not to stop using cloud APIs, nor is it to only select API’s from tech giants like Amazon, Google or Microsoft. Before choosing your identity and user management provider consider the deployment options.
Despite increasing cloud popularity, many companies still prefer (or require) an on-premise solutions.
Certain organizations face regulatory requirements that demand an on-premise solution. Regulatory controls and legal requirements vary depending on the industry, but many companies fall into this category. A third-party cloud vendor may not fit the compliance requirements for a particular organization within the finance or pharmaceutical sector.
An on-premise solution can insulate you from issues Stormpath customers are now faced with. By installing the software on your servers (real or cloud-based) you gain control over:
- User data
If the company shuts down or is acquired, you can likely continue using software since it is running on your servers. If this is not the case, the user data is yours and can easily be removed at your discretion.
How do you protect your data? How do you ensure that you are the only one seeing your user data?
Multi-Tenant vs. Single-Tenant
Multi-tenant is an architecture where multiple companies store their data within the same instance. With single-tenant, each company has their own individual instance. With a single-tenant solution you receive maximum privacy. The risk of another business accidentally receiving data that doesn’t belong to them is eliminated. Each customer’s user data is separate and secure.
When considering cloud solutions, it is always important to prepare for the worst-case scenario. You should think about how you will get your data out of the cloud, before you ever put it in there. In the event of an API shutdown, data recovery is much easier when each customer’s data is isolated in a single-tenant cloud.
Flexible Hosting (with a pitch)
Passport offers on-premise or single tenant cloud hosting. With these options, you have the ability to choose which deployment best meets your business or application needs. In addition, you have the flexibility to change your mind down the road.
Start Migrating from Stormpath to Passport today. Or sign up for a free Passport trial.
What we know
Stormpath has been acquired by Okta.
- The Stormpath APIs will remain in service until August 17, 2017 at noon PST. On that date and time, Stormpath APIs will be shut down.
- The Stormpath SDKs will be in maintenance mode until August 17, 2017 when they will be decommissioned.
- Stormpath users will be able to migrate their data into Okta, and may also export their Stormpath data to use as desired.
Current Stormpath users must migrate – whether it be to Okta or a different provider altogether. We understand this is a challenge, a challenge you most likely did not see coming in the near future.
You have 6 months to choose a provider that best meets your business needs, export existing users and be up and running with minimal end user disruption. We are here to help. Continue reading
Inversoft’s founder and CEO, Brian Pontarelli, will be speaking on Authentication as a Micro-Service at Code Talent.
Authentication is a core piece of many applications. However, it has traditionally been handled in a monolithic manner. Moving to micro-services means that applications now need to decouple authentication, user management and user data.
What we’ll cover at the meetup:
- Most common pitfalls of authentication and authorization as a microservice
- How to break apart your architecture and build services for user management features
- Portable user identity tokens
Inversoft has been named a winner of Owler’s 2016 HOT in Denver Award!
Each year, Owler recognizes the top trending companies in cities around the world. They filtered through over 15 million companies to find the most award-worthy businesses across 600 cities worldwide. Recipients are chosen based on several different metrics, including number of followers on Owler, insights collected from the community, social media followers, and blog posts over the past year.
“We’ve sorted through our database of millions of contributions from our community and landed on the top trending companies from around the world,” said Jim Fowler, CEO at Owler. “Being Hot In 2016 is an accomplishment to be proud of.”
Our team is exceedingly proud to be named Hot in Denver and represent our strong Denver tech community.