02.20.2018

When it comes to integrating your mobile applications into your company’s backend, you need a secure authentication and authorization process that’s not only efficient, but also reliable, easy-to-use and supportive of cloud-based access. Learn more about implementing a safe integration of your mobile applications below.

Authenticating Mobile Applications for Businesses

More than 60 percent of companies allow employees to use their personal phones for work, so with staff accessing data from a range of devices and domains, it’s essential to have a trusted authentication source that prevents unauthorized users from viewing sensitive data.

One solution companies trust for authenticating their mobile applications is OAuth2 Refresh tokens. A benefit of these tokens is they allow applications to authenticate without making repeated requests for your staff to enter their credentials, or storing credentials either.

Application program interfaces (APIs) also streamline the authentication process. Through select APIs, your mobile apps will register users to your cloud services. Optimal IdM’s APIs oversee device registration to our Optimal Authentication Service (OAS) for greater security and tracking. We also provide mobile multi-factor authentication as a stand-alone service.

Authorizing Mobile Applications for Businesses

Developers, architects and mobile app owners trust OpenID Connect and OAuth2, which are the preferred authorization and federation protocols. With federation protocols, your staff can use the same credentials across platforms and applications, as well as eliminate the process of entering their passwords by hand.

Meanwhile, OpenID Connect simplifies federation protocols to your software as a service (SaaS) applications. It also alleviates the issue of staff resigning from their positions, yet still having access to your company’s third-party apps. In fact, more than 13 percent of former employees can log in to their previous employer’s system.

With OpenID Connect, their permissions are automatically restricted when they leave or if their company role changes. This feature ensures staff only have access to the data they’re authorized to, which protects sensitive information.

Learn More About Mobile App Authentication and Authorization With Optimal IdM

At Optimal IdM, we have your mobile app integrations covered. With The Optimal Cloud as your authentication source, your mobile apps can collect user credentials and then send them to our cloud service for quick authentication and validation.

Our experienced team will provide you with an affordable solution for app integration, which includes a private, secure and dedicated cloud service, as well as customization options we can integrate quickly.

Learn more about our award-winning services for mobile app integration by contacting us today.

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