Three Developer Tools I'm Thankful For

avatar-rdegges.jpg Randall Degges

I’ve been writing code since I was 12 years old. When I first got started, I was using an old MSDOS computer that was given to my family by a member of our church. I’ve always been really thankful that person gave my family a computer, as without it, I doubt I’d be the person I am today. Each year around Thanksgiving time I always try to sit back, relax, and think about how thankful...

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Build an iOS App with Secure Authentication in 20 Minutes

avatar-jmelberg.jpg Jordan Melberg

What does it take to build a successful mobile application in today’s ever-changing market? There are (what seems like an infinite) number of design, build, and test cycles performed, just to release your app into the hands of a user. In essence: while Users.love != true { Product.design() Product.rebuild() } Once completed, the real challenge begins – retaining those users. Mostly that means getting users to log in to your app easily, and then never...

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Add Single Sign-On to Your Spring Boot Web App in 15 Minutes

avatar-silas-b.jpg Silas Brazil

Need a secure web server right now? With Spring Boot and Okta, you can spin up an enterprise-quality REST server with complete user identity and authorization management in less than 20 minutes. Out of the box, Spring Boot and its Starter packages supply a near instant production-ready Tomcat server, and Okta hardens your APIs with a variety of OAuth flows just as fast. This tutorial will walk you through the complete process. The cherry on...

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Add Authentication to Play Framework with OIDC and Okta

avatar-matt_raible.jpg Matt Raible

I’ve fallen in love with Play Framework in the past, but then found a more attractive framework in Spring Boot. I fell in love partly because Play was new and sexy at the time, but also because it’s “live reloading” of Java code was a killer feature I’d been looking for. When it added support for Scala in v2.0, I was very excited to learn Scala and discover the power of functional programming. Part of...

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Secure your SPA with Spring Boot and OAuth

avatar-bdemers.jpg Brian Demers

If you have a JavaScript single-page application (SPA) that needs to securely access resources from a Spring Boot application, you likely want to use the OAuth 2.0 implicit flow! With this flow your client will send a bearer token with each request and your server side application will verify the token with an Identity Provider (IdP). This allows your resource server to trust that your client is authorized to make the request. In OAuth terms...

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Play Zork, Learn OAuth

avatar-dogeared.jpg Micah Silverman

In the early ‘80s, some of the best “video” games were text-based adventures. These games would print out descriptive text of your surroundings and you would interact with the game using simple, but natural language commands like: “go north” or “take sword”. Fast forward some 30 years and a specification for an authorization framework called OAuth 2.0 was published. This framework allows an application to receive a token from an external party (like Okta) that...

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Use OpenID Connect Support with JHipster

avatar-matt_raible.jpg Matt Raible

Single sign-on (SSO) is a feature that most developers don’t care about when building one-off applications for clients or themselves. However, when developing apps for their company, which will be used by employees of their business, they often need to hook into an existing identity provider. It might be Active Directory (AD), LDAP, or a myriad of other systems. Okta provides SSO for many companies around the world and allows them to configure AD and...

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Use OpenID Connect to Build a Simple Node.js Website

avatar-rdegges.jpg Randall Degges

If you’ve ever spent time trying to figure out the best way to handle user authentication for your Node app and been confused: you’re not alone. Over the last few years authentication practices have changed quite a bit. Today I’m going to show you how to use OpenID Connect to build an extremely simple Node.js website (using Express.js) that allows you to manage your users, log them in, and log them out. Back in the...

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Build a Preact App with Authentication

avatar-leebrandt.jpg Lee Brandt

React is a fast, and lightweight library, which has led to fast adoption across the SPA (single-page app) ecosystem. Preact is an even lighter-and-faster alternative to React, weighing in at a measly 3kb! For less complex applications, it can be a great choice. In this tutorial, you’ll build a basic Preact application with a couple of pages and user authentication using the Okta Sign-In Widget. Bootstrap Your App With PreactCLI To get your project started,...

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Add the Power of Webhooks to Your App with Okta's System Log

avatar-jf.jpg Joël Franusic

If you’ve used webhooks before, you probably understand the magical powers they boast. Do you want to build a sleep tracker for your dog? Get notified when it’s going to rain? Or maybe have new Eventbrite attendees automatically added to Salesforce? You can do all of those things with webhooks and services like Twilio, Zapier and Workato. To get webhooks with Okta, this post will show you how to use an underappreciated features in Okta,...

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