Multi-factor authentication platform provider LaunchKey has announced new API integrations for web and mobile applications. The LaunchKey platform improves privacy and security through decentralization of credentials from personal identification information. In addition to native apps, LaunchKey offers a central API, multiple SDKs and plugins that allow for cross-platform integration with mobile devices.
LaunchKey co-founder and CEO, Geoff Sanders, commented:
"Providing the most up-to-date and secure technologies for developers and organizations is our primary goal. ... By continually updating our portfolio of offerings we are able to provide more organizations with a means to access and protect company files, applications, websites and network infrastructure."
LaunchKey was built to address the problems caused by inherent weaknesses in passwords. The company was founded at the Startup Weekend hackathon in the summer of 2012—its founders sought to end outdated, insecure password-authentication technology. A year and a half later, backed by experienced venture capital, LaunchKey continues to build its portfolio and innovate in the multi-factor authentication space.
The LaunchKey API uses the REST protocol and returns calls in a JSON data format. The API enables developers to incorporate multi-factor authentication between an application and an end-user device. After integration, applications are secured through the API without the need for passwords. For more information, sample data flows and to obtain a key, visit the API site.
Everything is mobile, and everything is inherently insecure. The former comment is certainly true, and under legacy password-based security methods, the latter could be true. LaunchKey has capitalized on the growing need for better authentication methods in our mobile world. With an enhanced API, native apps, SDKs and new plug-ins, LaunchKey aims to be the single authentication provider regardless of app or device.