Okta is about Identity as a service (IDaaS). The API provides REST functionalities that aim to facilitate identity creation, mobile management, and secure enterprise. In addition to the API, Okta offers an SDK in .NET language with guides to create a client, create a client against another environment, and create client with a proxy. It also offers CRUD operations, enumeration, and custom properties. See the example of Okta API in a music store https://github.com/okta/okta-music-store
Today at its latest Campfire One event, Google announced major updates to Google App Engine, their scalable cloud computing platform for web applications. App Engine developers will soon be able to create web-scale applications using standard Java APIs, and will be able to create AJAX components using Google's Web Toolkit. Other major features include cron support for scheduling tasks, tools for securely accessing and importing data, and a new Google development plugin for the Eclipse IDE.
If you are building an app, you will have to tackle setting up access control for it. Access control is the process of granting your users permission to access certain information. What are the different approaches to access control and which approaches are best suited to different use cases?