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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.