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Latest Open Source OpenID Connect Platform Released by Gluu


Gluu today announced a new release of its “OX” OpenID Connect 1.0 platform, version 0.3. This new version includes over twenty new features, but the most important enhancement enables organizations to control access to enterprise cloud applications.

Michael Schwartz, CEO explains: “Dynamic trust —where the person using the app is prompted to authorize a request—is needed to support the incredible proliferation of clients—both websites and apps. This is the default behavior for a dynamically registered client. However organizations can now register special clients, and specify that they are “pre-trusted.” This is useful in cases where the organization is integrating a number of cloud applications and backend services into a single portal.”

Schwartz continued, “In addition to specifying that an app or website is pre-trusted, you can specify that only certain people in your organization can access it. The people specified map back to groups in your organization.”

Gluu’s open source OX platform implements the OAuth 2.0 authorization model, as specified in the OpenID Connect profile. In addition to the open source version of OX, Gluu operates an on demand cloud utility service for organizations, enabling rapid automated deployment of a network of dedicated cloud identity servers.

Other features included in this release include support for additional cryptographic algorithms, configurable rules to enable organizations to implement custom authentication logic, support for custom client attribute and a number of performance enhancements to minimize the memory footprint and maximize the throughput of the server.

For more information about Gluu or the OX, visit at gluu.org.

About Gluu
Gluu (http://gluu.org) is a startup that provides open source and on demand cloud identity and trust management. Gluu leverages standards such as OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0, and SCIM to make achieving single sign-on (SSO) secure and easy. Deployed quickly on public and private cloud servers, Gluu’s cloud identity platform addresses the installation and operational issues of an organizational identity provider at one predictably low annual cost.

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