Ping Identity releases new Cloud identity solution update for developers

Wednesday June 26, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, Ping Identity, Steve Shoaff, PingOne for Customers

DENVER -- Ping Identity announced a significant update to PingOne for Customers, the cloud-delivered Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering built for developers.Ping_logoUSE

Ping said the API-first solution can now deliver seamless and secure push notifications from custom mobile applications that can be used for password-less and advanced multi-factor authentication.

The cloud identity solution helps development teams speed time to launch for their applications, while also taking security concerns off their plates and letting them maintain customization and control over their user experiences.

Ping said the release marks another milestone for PingOne for Customers that makes embedding secure identity services -- login, registration, multi-factor authentication and others -- into applications easier than ever.

PingOne for Customers is now equipped with a mobile SDK that allows development teams to send push notifications to custom mobile applications for multi-factor authentication (MFA). These push notifications are a more convenient and secure authentication factor than SMS or email one-time passwords (OTPs).

Push notifications to custom mobile apps also can be used to achieve strong password-less authentication, allowing consumers to skip using a password entirely.

PingOne for Customers now has authentication APIs for social login and registration with Facebook. Application teams can add one-click registration and login into their user interfaces in any manner they see fit. They can embed a social login button or link in a hidden dropdown, or lead users directly to it if it’s the method of login they prefer their consumers to use.

Social login -- like other elements of PingOne for Customers’ authentication APIs-- gives development teams full control over their consumer authentication experiences.

PingOne for Customers can now accept inbound SAML assertions and support just-in-time provisioning. This capability helps enable enterprises to route all customer logins through a single sign-on (SSO) experience.

This allows enterprises to achieve federated SSO across their entire application portfolio and connect to their largest customers, thus enabling their customers to reuse their existing identities without worrying about tedious onboarding and identity management tasks.

The solution has added a dedicated data center in the European Union, giving enterprises confidence that user data added to the EU data center is completely isolated from users living in other parts of the world.

Ping said this helps ensure compliance with data sovereignty and regulations such as GDPR, which restricts the allowance of EU citizens’ personal data being sent out of the EU.

“When PingOne for Customers launched, it took a huge step forward in allowing development teams within large enterprises to quickly and securely get identity into their applications,” said Steve Shoaff, Ping’s chief product officer.

“This latest release builds on that ease-of-use. It drastically expands the use cases PingOne for Customers can support and enhances critical features that allow development teams to build secure experiences to really wow their consumers.”

Ping said the enhancements will be generally available next month. Interested organizations can sign up for a free trial to experience the new PingOne for Customers updates firsthand, or learn more about the solution by clicking here.