June 21, 2014
Single purpose API
Single Sign On is a mechanism that creates the feeling of a single ecosystem across multiple services for a user by sharing key elements of an identity. SSO can provide users with a better experience and can result in cost savings. This article looks at how Intuit implements OpenID 2.0 as their SSO.
Last week Facebook rolled out several platform updates pertaining to Authentication, Social Plugins and the Graph API. Several key features were added to the platform; introduction of a new access token API endpoint, the launch of the Shared Activity Plugin and real-time update settings were added to the App Dashboard.
Dashlane and Google want to simplify security and authentication on Android devices and have an API to do it. App developers can use the new Open YOLO API to access the credentials stored in password managers to log users into apps and services. The idea here is to improve security.