Imprivata has launched an API for its OneSign single sign-on product: the OneSign ProveID API. OneSign offers a specialized single sign-on solution custom tailored to the healthcare industry. The new API allows developers in the healthcare industry to deliver electronic health records in a virtual desktop environment.
What happens when the API is technically secure but the environment, whether widget, web site or mashup, is not? Recent security breaches in MySpace and Yahoo, which led to the release of semi-embarrassing photos of prolific celebs Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, points out the added opportunities for hackers in the open web.
The explosive growth of social media, cloud computing and mobile devices is making Web APIs the primary interface for technology-driven products and services, and placing more and more attention on the emerging “API economy.” And with 50 percent of B2B collaboration predicted to take place through APIs by 2016, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.