Posts by Brian Retterer

Getting Started with SAML in PHP Applications

Rolling out your own SAML integrations has always been hard. It’s a complex implementation that’s difficult to build securely and efficiently whether you’ve built it before or not. Here at Stormpath, we’ve rolled out a simple solution to enable SAML in your applications without custom code! With only a few steps, you can integrate SAML …

Complete User Authentication for Laravel Applications

UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, we’ve also added event-based user functionality and social login support to our Laravel integration. Be sure to check out those too! A few months ago, we released an Authentication Driver for Laravel that allows you to use the Auth Facade. Recently, we updated this to a full integration with …

Stormpath PHP SDK – The GA Release

A little over 3 years ago, Stormpath introduced PHP support for User Management and the response from the PHP community has been overwhelming and so supportive. Thank you! Since then, we have been working very hard on the PHP SDK to make it your go-to service for User Identity. Today, we are happy announce that …

PHP Token Based Authentication Made Easy

I am sure every PHP developer has struggled with storing user information on a server to identify the source of a request. Since HTTP is a stateless system, this has been the only way to tell who a user is. Until now! We’ve built Token Authentication directly into the PHP SDK for your applications. Token …

Stormpath Loves Laravel Authentication

With over 100,000 installs of Laravel each month, many PHP developers are using the built-in authentication. The problem is that rolling your own authentication system and maintaining it is a full-time job in itself. Why not let Stormpath handle the authentication for you while using all the auth functions you are familiar with already? We …

PHP API Authentication Is a PITA!

Until Now! PHP has progressed a long way in the past year. We now have a package manager with many tools to help in project development, but there is still a lack of good API authentication tools out there. Sure, people try to roll their own API authentication setup for their PHP application, but we …

The End of PHP 5.3

Programming languages always progress and change. Bugs are found and patched, and so are security holes in the language. PHP Group and the PHP Community has always prided itself in making sure developers have the best and most secure code available. Because of this, PHP – like many languages – will End Of Life (EOL) …

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Hello, I’m Brian, the new PHP Developer Evangelist for Stormpath! I’m currently based at home in Dayton, Ohio with my wonderful wife, Heather, and our purebred mutt, Sophie. My background is not what you would expect: I have a BFA in Communications Arts with a concentration in International Theatre Production (specifically sound design and engineering) …

5-Minute Authentication for the Lumen PHP Micro-Framework

Update 5/11/2016: Developing in Lumen? Check out my latest post: Lumen and Stormpath as your Mobile Backend. We’re pretty excited by the rapid growth of new, lightweight frameworks for building microservices and APIs. First, they rapidly speed the development time for simple web applications, and they also support a flexible, developer-friendly architectural approach. Lumen, a …