Add Authentication and Access Control to your Apps with IBM Cloud App ID—Video Tutorials
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By: Anton Aleksandrov
We are happy to share that we started to publish a series of video tutorials explaining how to add user authentication and access control into your apps using IBM Cloud App ID.
IBM Cloud App ID is a service that lets developers to easily add authentication, authorization, and user profile services to apps and APIs running on IBM Cloud. Using App ID SDKs and APIs, you can get a sign-in flow working in minutes. Enable social log-in through Google and Facebook, enterprise log-in through SAML, or add username/email/password sign-in using App ID’s scalable user registry—Cloud Directory. Instrument your apps with App ID to ensure authorized users have access to only what they should have access to. The app experience is custom, personalized, and, most importantly, secure.
The tutorials explain various concepts behind adding authentication and access control capabilities into your apps, demonstrate various patterns, and are accompanied by simple, easy-to-understand sample applications. We're looking forward to publish more tutorials in future, covering most common scenarios and use-cases we see App ID is used for.
We begin with a core set of tutorials, explaining the basic authentication and access control concepts and demonstrating how to instrument your applications.
- The playlist with all the tutorials
- Introducing IBM Cloud App ID
- Details behind the technologies used for App ID (OAuth2, OIDC, JWT, Bearer Token)
- Protecting Node.js Web Applications
- Protecting Node.js Backend Applications
- Protecting Liberty Java Web Applications
- Protecting Liberty Java Backend Applications
- Protecting Android Applications
- Protecting iOS Applications
- Using the Management API
We recommend you subscribe to the playlist and enjoy new tutorials as we publish them.
Try it out
We’d love to hear from you with feedback and questions. Get help for technical questions at Stack Overflow with the ibm-appid tag. For non-technical questions, use IBM developerWorks with the appid tag. For defect or support needs, use the support section in the IBM Cloud menu. To get started with App ID, check it out in the IBM Cloud Catalog.
Looking for more technical information about App ID? Get the latest copy of our technical white paper, which covers a wide range of topics, including an overview of the App ID service, our development and operations principles, App ID usage patterns, and explanation of App ID capabilities.