Posts by Brent Jensen

User Management for Java Web Apps with Stormpath and Apache Shiro

Update 5/12/2016: Building a single page app and need user management for Java? Read more about building application security the right way (and the hurdles you’ll need to overcome) in our post: The Problem with Securing Single Page Applications.   Apache Shiro is a Java security framework that performs authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management with …

Bringing Cloud-Based User Management Closer to Python

This post originally appeared on GoodCode and is reposted here with permission. How do you manage user accounts and permissions in a complex web-based system? What if you have dozens of separate components, apps or sites, but need to have unified credentials for users across all of those components?

Stormpath in Planet Cassandra: 50k Accounts Imported in Under 200ms

This interview originally appeared on Planet Cassandra and is reposted here with permission. Les Hazlewood: CTO and Co-Founder at Stormpath Matt Pfeil: Founder at DataStax TL;DR: Stormpath is a user management API for developers, that handles: identity management, user management, and security for applications. Stormpath supports millions of accounts, and all of the statistics, data …

Easy And Complete User Management for PHP

Revamped Stormpath support for PHP, available today TL;DR: Dear PHP Community, Your feedback was plentiful, detailed and ardent. You rock. Now massively upgraded with new features, our PHP SDK does, too! What does Stormpath do for PHP developers? Stormpath hosts user accounts in the cloud, providing instant-on user management via API, complete with PHP API …

Easy User Backend for Rackspace Apps

We’re proud to launch Stormpath on the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace. Rackspace is already well known for high-performance hosting. Thousands of developers rely on their tools to simplify software delivery. “You’ve got code to write. Let us manage the rest” is an outlook we agree with.

Long Live the Add-On: Stormpath Launches on Heroku

We’re thrilled to announce Stormpath is available in Public Beta in the Heroku Add-on Marketplace! Heroku Add-ons allow developers to focus on building great applications, without wrestling with application infrastructure. Our goal: make it really easy to deploy advanced user management in a Ruby or Rails app.

Stormpath in Wired: The Rise of Shadow IT

Our co-founder and CEO, Alex Salazar, was recently featured in Wired Magazine talking about Shadow IT. “Good or bad, the “enterprise” is no longer the customer for many B2B technology companies. For infrastructure technology like compute and storage to SMS messaging to application monitoring, the developer has become the primary customer.”

Stormpath Named Hot Security Startup to Watch!

Network World senior editor Ellen Messmer just released a lineup of ten security startups to watch. Guess who made the cut?

2013 Social Login Best Practices

One of the alarming things we hear is that social integration is an easy way to deploy basic user management, on a service that will maintain all the security and hosting (in theory). There are some good reasons to connect with Facebook, but ease of deployment is not one of them. Social login is a …

5 Myths of Password Security

High profile database breaches aren’t a daily thing just yet, but they’re certainly not rare. Linode’s recent system-wide password reset and Scribd’s account compromises were announced just nine days apart. In the last week, there have been breaches at LivingSocial and Reputation.com. Pay attention to the e-mails sent after hacks like these, and you’ll notice …