Gluu Integrates OneID for One-Step, Two-Factor Strong Authentication

Gluu adds easy integration for OneID to enable domains to identify people using bank-like authentication technology.

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Austin, TX, March 29, 2013 — Gluu, an open source single sign-on and cloud identity company, announced today that it has open-sourced the code needed to support OneID, the first digital identity provider to eliminate the need for usernames and passwords, in its enterprise SSO and cloud identity platform.

By integrating OneID, enterprise customers of Gluu can offer their employees, partners, and customers a seamless user experience for strong authentication with single sign-on to cloud, mobile, and social applications using SAML 2.0 and OpenID Connect, the soon-to-be standardized profile of OAuth 2.0.

“We decided to integrate OneID as a strong authentication solution because it offers both the strength of out-of-band mobile authentication and the convenience of one-click authentication from trusted devices and web browsers,” said Gluu CEO, Mike Schwartz.

Customers of Gluu now have four easy-integration options for multi-factor authentication to web applications that support standard interfaces like SAML and OpenID Connect. Each solution can be used individually or in conjunction with other solutions, which provides a level of flexibility for companies interested in combining single sign-on with unique authentication logic. Other strong authentication solutions supported by Gluu include hard token and soft token mechanisms.

“The user experience for authentication, for both consumers and enterprise, is still maddeningly difficult with too many cases of forgotten passwords, endless forms, and security concerns,” said Steve Kirsch, CTO of OneID.  “Its validating to see our partners recognize that OneID’s consumer-centric approach can solve those problems by significantly improving the user experience and driving interoperability for the enterprise.”

OneID, used with Gluu’s on-demand cloud identity platform is a fully customizable standards-based authorization and authentication solution that is designed to run “out-of-the-box” on existing hardware or a dedicated cloud server provided by Gluu. Demos of the complete, integrated solution are available by Gluu, and deployments are typically completed in one to three weeks.

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About Gluu:
Gluu ( is an Austin, TX 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 fast. Deployed quickly on public and private cloud servers, Gluus cloud identity platform helps organizations address the installation and operational issues of an organizational identity provider at a predictable annual cost.

About OneID
OneID is the first digital identity provider to eliminate the need for usernames, passwords and site-specific accounts, making the online experience simpler and more secure. OneID enables online transactions without typing by instantly recognizing individuals through their unique digital identity. OneID combines advanced, military-grade cryptography and a distributed cloud architecture to authenticate users through registered devices, like computers and smartphones. For businesses, OneID reduces fraud and eliminates the costs and risks associated with managing and securing customer accounts and data. Based in Redwood City, Calif., OneID was created by search engine Infoseek founder Steve Kirsch and is backed by Khosla Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information or to create your OneID, visit


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