Akana Opens up API Management and Security Solutions for Ping Identity Customers

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 9, 2015
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LA JOLLA, CA:  Akana, provider of API Management and Security solutions integrates with Ping Identity, a supplier of single sign-on and identity management with their Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) SSO.

The integration allows customers to incorporate their identity and access management solutions into apps, and developer communities at ease. Enabling internet-scale federated identity services through Akana API Management platform enterprises can now authenticate and authorize access to their APIs using solutions from Oracle, IBM, CA, Microsoft, Ping Identity and other Identity and Access Management (IAM) providers.

The integration of solutions enables the use of standard-based interfaces and tokens including OpenID Connect, JWT, and SAML to deliver Identity and Access Management identities to the API and App ecosystem.

The integration holds specific features like enabling IAM users to log in to the Akana Community Manager Developer Portal, authenticating API calls made by Apps used by IAM users through Akana API Gateway and controlling resource authorization through the Akana OAuth Server or by IAM via the API Gateway.

“Akana is leading the charge in standards-based federated identity and security, and the integration between Akana API Management solution and leading IAM solutions enables our customers to offer their end-users a truly seamless and secured experience across all their digital channels”, says Roberto Medrano, Executive VP, Akana.