Posts by Brent Jensen

How to Add Billing to Your API – with Stripe, Stormpath, and Node.js

Update 2/29/16: These code examples have been updated to reflect the 3.0 release of the express-stormpath integration. Stormpath provides authentication tools for APIs, so we work closely with devs building new REST services. We also hear a lot about the challenges that come with building an API. Billing is often high on that list of …

Major (1800%) Performance Upgrade to Stormpath Java SDK

The Stormpath Java SDK is now speedier and more extensible than ever. If you’re running a version lower than 1.0RC4.4, consider updating. It’s no secret that an application needs fast access to its user data to keep those users happy. Whether it’s registration or authorizing access to a resource, slow speeds and good user experience …

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Sessions In Node.js

Update 5/11/2016: Trying to decide where to store your JWTs? Check out our post on Cookies vs. HTML Web Storage!   Want to build a Node.js web app that wows and delights with secure, persistent login? Sounds like a job for sessions! In this post, you’ll learn what sessions are and how to implement them in …

Stormpath Node.js Update: All New Support for Social Login and Custom Data

Today, I’m ecstatic to announce the 0.2.0 release of our Node.js SDK, complete with updated docs and a host of fixes and new functionality. When we first released the 0.1 version in March, the fast adoption surprised us. Since then, we’ve been working hard to incorporate all your feedback (thanks!), fill out the features, and …

Build a Killer Node.js Client for Your REST+JSON API

Update June 2014: Stormpath now secures authentication to your API- without code! If you’re building a Node API client, the design of your client can make or break adoption. Our CTO Les Hazlewood recently built the Stormpath Node SDK and put what he learned into this presentation on Building A Node.js Client for REST+JSON APIs. …

Active Directory Integration Now Available

Stormpath can now connect your applications to an unlimited number of new and existing Active Directory servers. The integration uses a lightweight, configurable agent to securely mirror AD Accounts and Groups to a Stormpath Directory – making it an ideal solution for plugging into your directory services from the cloud.

Finally! Manage Users Easily in Node.js

Did you know Node.js is one of the top communities using Stormpath? After many requests, we’re happy to welcome our new server-side JavaScript overlords with the Stormpath Node SDK v.01. The new SDK helps Node devs build out production-grade user management and launch their applications faster. A few of the common issues with authentication in …

Spring Security Plugin for Stormpath

End-to-End Application Security for Spring Developers Not so long ago, securing a Java app meant weeks of work and plenty of custom code. Today, tools like Spring Security make secure development far less painful. We’re thrilled to simplify security for Java apps even more with the new Spring Security plugin for Stormpath, available now.

User Permissions with Apache Shiro and Stormpath

Fine-grained permissions are a powerful tool for managing authorization for users and groups/roles. They’re also painful to model yourself and a potential security hazard. With Stormpath’s customData resource, Apache Shiro developers can now securely manage user permissions. Shiro is our tool of choice for enforcing permissions in Java apps – including the Stormpath API. We …

Simplify Authentication and User Management with Mule and Stormpath

This article originally appeared on the Mulesoft blog. A huge ‘Thank You’ to @ddossot for not only building the Stormpath connector, but also for providing us with invaluable feedback along the way. You rock! The dreaded user table. Think about it: whenever you start working on a new end-user application, you’ll have to create a table …