App ID

July 18, 2018

Configuring IBM Cloud App ID From the Toolchain

Learn how to configure the IBM Cloud App ID from a toolchain as part of continuous delivery process. This post gives some background and the script we use.

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June 26, 2018

Use your own UI and Flows for User Sign-Up and Sign-in with App ID

With IBM Cloud App ID, you can easily add authentication and authorization to the apps and APIs that you have running on IBM Cloud. App ID lets you add enterprise sign-in, or social sign-in, or you can use the Cloud Directory feature to allow users to sign up directly from your app with an email and password. App ID provides a default sign-up and sign-in widget with out-of-the-box user flows, such as reset password and email verification.

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June 18, 2018

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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June 4, 2018

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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May 20, 2018

Announcing App ID integration to IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Today, we're excited to announce App ID integration with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. You can use this integration to enforce policy-driven security in a consistent way using declarative configuration of the Ingress Controller to add App ID protection for web applications, APIs, and back-ends. Using this approach, you don’t have to instrument each of your applications separately - all the authorization and authentication flows will be handled automatically for you. No code change is required!

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April 26, 2018

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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April 25, 2018

Securing Angular+Node.js Applications using App ID

One of the most common architectures of modern applications is Single Page Applications (SPAs), where a single HTML page interacts with a backend application via JavaScript to dynamically generate its content. In this blog, we look at how a single page application can integrate authentication and authorization via IBM Cloud App ID.

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April 11, 2018

IBM Cloud App ID Technical White Paper – Now Available

We are happy to share that we have just published a technical white paper about building user authentication into your apps using IBM Cloud App ID. If you are deciding how to secure your applications with user authentication, this white paper provides a guide to the App ID service, and how to leverage it's capabilities.

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March 27, 2018

Setting up IBM Cloud App ID with Ping One

Last week we launched our latest IBM Cloud App ID feature, SAML 2.0 Federation. This feature allows you to easily manage user identities in your B2E apps while authenticating the users using existing enterprise flows and certified user repositories.

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