We’ve seen a lot of news lately about Auth0 and we are happy to see it. Auth0 and Passport are competitors in the customer identity and access management (CIAM) space and it is exciting to see a company that we respect be recognized by the wider community. Strangely, if I say this at the CIAM events we attend I get a few curious looks. Why would we want them to get attention? Doesn’t Passport want clients?
Despite being a European regulation, the global reach of internet business will ensure the GDPR impacts US companies and European firms. Unfortunately, few US firms are aware of the regulations and restrictions that become enforceable after May 25, 2018. With the recent high-profile data abuses and breaches, it should be a topic on every company’s mind. In the most basic terms, the GDPR defines a set of “user’s digital rights,” and changes how businesses can collect, store and control customer data. It also imposes steep fines for companies that are found in violation. Do you know if you are at risk? Are your data partners compliant? (To get started, read our Developer’s Guide to the GDPR.)
If you follow us on Twitter (if you don’t, you can fix that now) you’ll notice that we post about data security breaches hitting the internet community. We don’t do it to be malicious or gloat about their failures, but to increase awareness beyond the core community of security professionals. Keeping computer systems secure is a complex challenge, and few people are well-versed in its many facets and subtleties. We deal with security every day with our customer identity and access management platform Passport, so we encourage as much discussion as possible to hear current trends and risks. We hear all the time “We just need to lock it down” or even worse “See? You can’t stop cyber breaches.” Fortunately, neither of these are true.
Similar to the Linux process, there are only a few steps to download and install Passport in your test or production environment. Most existing identity technologies have a complex hierarchy of realms, principals, and distinguished names that restricts where they can be installed and requires extensive configuration. The following tutorial will explain how to install Passport for Mac OS and be up and running in just a few minutes. It will also install and run on:
- Linux – all distributions (64-bit) – View installation
- Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit) w/ Windows Management Framework 3.0 or newer
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) w/ Windows Management Framework 3.0 or newer
- Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) w/ Windows Management Framework 3.0 or newer
We will share tutorials for these systems in the near future, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help before they are released.
Designed to save developer time and effort, there are only a few simple steps to download and install Passport in your test or production environment. The following tutorial will explain how to install Passport on a Linux system and be up and running in just a few minutes. This is one aspect that makes Passport unique. Most existing identity technologies have a complex hierarchy of realms, principals, and distinguished names that restricts where they can be installed and requires extensive configuration. Passport will install and run on a wide variety of systems including: