Lunch & Learn: Authentication + User Management

Kelly Strain

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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.

Details

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM (MST)

Location:

WeWork Union Station

1550 Wewatta St

2nd Floor

Denver, CO

This Lunch & Learn is free to attend and Illegal Pete’s will be provided!

RSVP HERE

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.

 

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Stormpath has been acquired by Okta

Kelly Strain

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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

Meetup: Authentication as a Microservice 

Kelly Strain

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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

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Inversoft Named One of the 2016 Hottest Denver Companies!

Kelly Strain

Inversoft has been named a winner of Owler’s 2016 HOT in Denver Award!

Hot in Denver

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.

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Fake News. What’s really B.S. and how do we get rid of it?

Kelly Strain

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If you have been on the internet this week you are aware of the fake news crisis spiralling out of control. But just in case you missed it, recent headlines read something like this: Facebook is being blamed for Trump’s election, Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites, Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens.

With great power comes great responsibility

Facebook has over 1 billion active users who utilize the platform to post, share and comment on news. When Facebook was accused of influencing the election, Zuckerberg was quick to say that was a “pretty crazy idea.” Is it really that crazy? Facebook has become a catalyst for the spread of fake news given the ease of it’s “share” button. Regardless, fake news isn’t going away anytime soon, it will likely worsen and while Facebook has taken steps to limit the sites’ use of their ad networks, there has been no push to eliminate fake news from the News Feed.

This daunting issue is not Facebook’s alone. Any platform that allows user generated content would be wise to get out ahead of this growing problem in order to prevent this spam and protect their brand.  Continue reading