The myth of the VPN, the Firewall as the only and best method of remote access has lived for 20 years. Let’s retire it together.
I discuss the myth, and, an outbound-only, no firewall reconfiguration method, no client method of achieving your goals of happier productive users accessing their data and applications.
Access your on-premise Kronos from any user, from any device, from any network. Increased security, increased simplicity. Zero Trust Networking.
The software supply chain might be the biggest cyber threat out there. Easily accessible open-source, developers under pressure to deliver, complex dependencies. Trouble ensues in npm ecosystem.
Single Sign On with Microsoft Dynamics. First decide what this means, to who it means what.
Then find a way to federate their natural, native identity providers together.
Zero Trust. The key principle is, we split identity and authorisation apart. We move from a perimeter-based trust (e.g. VPN + firewall) to a user + asset-based model.
Do what I say. The central tennet of security. In web application security, this translates to a set of headers. Learn how to use Content Security Policy, XSS, CORS, etc.
Many API’s, Agilicus’ included, use OpenAPI to specify how they function. Authentication of these is usually left out of scope, but, provided as a bearer token. This means that if you write a web application, you want to directly use the RESTful API’s, and you do so by first authenticating via OpenID Connect PKCE flow and remembering the access token.
A philosophy that allows you to reduce cost, increase security, and increase user engagement and satisfaction. All 3 at once. Sounds crazy?
OpenID Connect, a powerful single-sign-on with strong security, and locking the user to the upstream ID means if their name changes you are insulated.