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Recording & slides available for our OpenID Connect webinar

Mike S. June 14, 2017

Yesterday (June 13, 2017) Gluu’s CEO Mike Schwartz hosted a webinar covering what you should look for in a secure OpenID Connect client (or “RP”) implementation.

In case you missed it, or would like to re-watch or share with your colleagues, the recording and slides are now available online:

In the webinar Mike discussed a few important topics that I will briefly reiterate below:

  • You can have the most secure central authentication server in the world, but if your applications don’t properly implement standards your security model is compromised;
  • The goal of OpenID Connect was to make simple things easy and complicated things possible. Connect makes it possible to achieve varying levels of security depending on the transaction value;
  • One of the biggest security threats today come from man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. FIDO U2F [1] tokens prevent MITM attacks by stopping the authentication if the browser and server are not directly connected. 

Note: The Gluu Server supports U2F out-of-the-box. Learn more in our U2F docs. [2]

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Mike Schwartz

Mike has been an entrepreneur and identity specialist for more than two decades. He is the technical and business visionary behind Gluu. Mike is an application security expert and has been a featured speaker at RSA Conference, Gartner Catalyst, Cloud Identity Summity (now "Identiverse") and many other security conferences around the world.