Author Archives: Mike S.

  • Gluu World Tour!


    The plan From August 2018 until July of 2019, Gluu is hitting the road, visiting 24 cities in eleven months! The goal is to build the global Gluu community by offering local partner and customer training, hosting meetups, and promoting Mike’s soon-to-be-released book: Deploying Identity and Access Management with Free Open Source Software. WeWork Our … Read more >>

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  • Gluu versus Keycloak


    From time to time we are asked how Gluu compares to other open source projects. Keycloak is coming up more and more these days, so it’s expedient to just publish our thoughts. 2FA flexibility Currently, Keycloak is limited to using Google Authenticator or FreeOTP as two-factor authentication mechanisms. Gluu ships with out-of-the-box support for many … Read more >>

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  • Auth0 Hack: JWT’s aren’t as great as claimed…. and why it took six months to fix.


    Auth0 likes to espouse the benefits of JWT’s for authentication: “JWT is used at Internet scale. This highlights the ease of client-side processing of the JSON Web token on multiple platforms, especially mobile.” – Auth0 docs “JWTs are a good way of securely transmitting information between parties, because as they can be signed, for example … Read more >>

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  • Utility Tokens: A new funding model for open source enterprise software startups


    What are utility tokens? There are three types of tokens: Money Tokens (like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple or Zcash), Asset Tokens (an instrument that promises future remuneration, such as a percentage of company profits), and Utility Tokens (which can be used to pay for goods and services). In this blog, I propose that utility tokens offer … Read more >>

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  • SSO v SSI


    SSO : Single Sign-On SSI : Self Sovereign Identity   At IIW XXVI last week, there was much excitement about innovations in SSI. It’s tempting to hope that it’s the dawn of a new era, one in which people free themselves from the evil lords of federated identity. Finally, we can de-centralize! IDPs insert themselves … Read more >>

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  • Know Identity Conference Wrap-up and Decentralized Identity Panel notes


    I just got back from the Know Identity conference, where I moderated a panel on decentralized identity. Before I forget what happened, I thought it would be a good idea to write down some observations and notes. The conference is attended by quite a number of identity gurus. Dave Birch and Steve Wilson did a … Read more >>

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  • Speaker interview for Open Banking Summit


    The following interview was conducted for the Open Banking Summit, which will be held April 25, 2018 in London, UK. The original interview article can be found here. What is Free Open Source Software or “FOSS”, and why is it the best development methodology for Open Banking? The “open source” marketing label is a bit … Read more >>

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