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Custom login page for App ID integration

When developing an application that integrates with App ID, the standard hosted login page has a few options to change the colours or logo. In some cases, this isn't enough and direct customisation is necessary. There exists a handy guide for a custom App ID login screen in mobile applications, however for web applications a little more effort is required.

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Certificate Manager now Sends you Notifications before your Certificates Expire

Even the most successful or genius apps can fail if there are issues with availability. While development teams often engineer for availability, with lots of redundancy, health checks, and load balancing, sometimes outages occur because of simple human errors. One common error is that teams fail to renew SSL/TLS certificates on time.

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Creating Spring Boot applications with App ID

A typical problem developers face when creating a new app is implementing their own sign-in and identity management mechanism. This can be easily achieved by developers integrating IBM Cloud App ID into their apps. In this post, I will show you step-by-step, how to integrate App ID into a sample Spring Boot application that uses OAuth 2. The integration gives us the possibility to use OIDC to retrieve user information when users log in to the app.

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Illustrating Uses of IBM Cloud Security Groups

This article illustrates a few possible uses of IBM Cloud Security Groups, a per-instance firewall for IBM Cloud virtual instances.

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Increased application security & control with IBM Cloud HSM 7.0

It’s here, and ready for your use – today, we’re excited to announce the global availability of our next generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) – IBM Cloud HSM 7.0 – providing high-assurance key generation, protection and storage.

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Data-in-use protection on IBM Cloud using Intel SGX

While external attacks outnumber internal incidents as causes of breaches, malicious internal incidents are on the rise – in 2017, 46% of internal attacks were malicious insider incidents. As businesses become data-driven, they understand data security and privacy are competitive differentiators

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IBM Cloud Platform now adds support for Multi-Factor Authentication

In April 2018, IBM Cloud Platform added support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This adds an extra layer of security to users’ accounts by requiring all users to provide a time-based one-time passcode in addition to their standard IBMid and password when logging in. Having this option enables IT admins to rest a little easier knowing that they’re protecting their company’s network and workloads while keeping access flexible and easy.

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Tutorial: GitHub Traffic Analytics with Cloud Functions and Cloud Foundry

In a new solution tutorial, I show you how to automatically retrieve and store GitHub traffic data the serverless way with IBM Cloud Functions and Db2. The data can then be analyzed via a Web app deployed to Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud. The app is secured with App ID using OpenID Connect. The new service Dynamic Dashboard Embedded provides visualization of the views and clones of GitHub repositories.

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Cloning an App ID instance configuration

With App ID, you can now manage your service instance with an API!

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