Welcome!

News Feed Item

User-Managed Access for the Enterprise: UMA Enables Web Access Management Modernization

Kantara Initiative Announces Revision 9 of the User-Managed Access (UMA) Protocol and a Free Public Webinar on March 20; When the API Economy and the Internet of Things Collide, How Will We Secure It All? UMA Builds on OAuth and OpenID Connect to Provide

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- The User-Managed Access (UMA) protocol was originally designed to help individuals control Internet data sharing, but UMA's notion of authorization-as-a-service can also help modern enterprises control access to sensitive resources in cloud and mobile environments.

Kantara Initiative's UMA Work Group published revision 9 of its OAuth-based protocol on March 6 to solve a broad range of "access management 2.0" challenges, and will shortly begin interoperability testing. On Thursday, March 20, at 8am Pacific, the UMA Work Group will conduct a free public webinar sponsored by Kantara board member CA Technologies to discuss UMA's benefits for enterprises.

Register for the webinar and find specifications and interoperability information at http://tinyurl.com/umawg. Follow along on Twitter at @UMAWG with the #UMAam20 webinar hashtag.

Scott Morrison, SVP and Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies, comments: "The OAuth standard began an important process by letting individuals control inter-account data sharing. UMA takes this concept further, and empowers not only individuals but also organizations to control data access in highly distributed environments. We believe UMA is the missing piece in the identity puzzle and a critical part of 21st century IAM."

Maciej Machulak, CEO of Cloud Identity and Vice-Chair of the UMA Work Group, says: "Businesses require modern and standard-based technologies to secure the increasing number of APIs and Web-accessible resources on-premise and in the Cloud. UMA gives them the right solution and easily integrates with other IAM technologies. Without a doubt, UMA will play a pivotal role in the identity space."

"For enterprises, managing access to a vast array of APIs and websites is a daunting challenge that now extends beyond the organizational perimeter," notes Lasse Andresen, CTO of Kantara Board Member ForgeRock. "Standards are essential for creating secure and interoperable B2B ecosystems. We are looking forward to the UMA interop and encourage other vendors to participate."

Michael Schwartz, CEO of Gluu, says: "To date, we've required developers to implement most access policies in code. With UMA, people and businesses can gain back control of the process. UMA is destined to become the foundation of domain application security."

Joni Brennan, executive director of Kantara Initiative, says the organization is "proud to host the UMA group's work. UMA is one of our highest-profile activities, gaining attention from around the world from innovators big and small. Kantara Initiative will continue to support UMA interoperability and adoption initiatives through our open and transparent community. We invite all interested parties to join the effort!"

About Kantara Initiative
http://kantarainitiative.org/

About the UMA WG
http://tinyurl.com/umawg

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Media Contact
Joni Brennan
732 226 4223
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, will discuss how leveraging the Industrial Interne...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, will explain how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., will focus on real world deployments of DDoS mitigation strategies in every layer of the network. He will give an overview of methods to prevent these attacks and best practices on how to provide protection in complex cloud platforms. He will also outline what we have found in our experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix managed service platforms and what specifically c...
Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, will discuss how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer...
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, will shares the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wea...
As the rapid adoption of containers continues, companies are finding that they lack the operational tools to understand the behavior of applications deployed in these containers, and how to identify issues in their application infrastructure. For example, how are multiple containers within an application impacting each other’s performance? If an application’s service is degraded, which container is to blame? In the case of an application outage, what was the root cause of the outage?
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this webcast to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the confidence you need to take your apps to the next level and beyond.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...