Category: General

Sales for Hackers

Just like everyone should learn to program, everyone should learn to sell. I started my career as a software developer but through some odd twists and turns I one day found myself in enterprise sales, wearing a suit, and carrying quota. It was a big transition and I freaking loved it. Soon I built a …

So Long Scrum, Hello Kanban

Last year, Stormpath made the big shift from Scrum to Kanban. While we love Agile principles, the Scrum process wasn’t working for us. Kanban made our team more efficient, happier, and increased our focus on quality software. More importantly, it has become a core part of our company culture, and is now used by non-technical …

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 …

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 …

Fine-Grained Permissions with Stormpath customData

Or… How to Commandeer a Starship Many customers have asked us how to do fine-grained permissions for users managed in Stormpath. Good news! With customData, you now have tons of flexibility in modeling user permissions. Stormpath was intentionally designed with a fairly generic model for role-based access control. Because our customers use the API for …

Dont’s and Do’s of Stormpath Custom User Data

Stormpath customData is a powerful way to store almost any data related to a user. It vastly expands integration to third party services and abolishes the need for user tables. (Read the docs) But with great power comes great responsibility. Here are some important considerations when storing custom user data in Stormpath. Let’s start with …

Custom User Data on Stormpath – Now in Beta!

The most-requested feature has just been added to Stormpath. Custom user data is here. “I want to add my own data to Accounts and Groups in Stormpath, so I can keep all my user data in one place and not have to build and manage user tables in my DB.” You can now store any user data …

Helping Hands: Let One User Act On Behalf Of Another Securely

Authorizing a user to access protected resources in a secure manner is a common need in any web application—and one that Stormpath has been built to help you, as a developer, address. But what about cases when your application needs to allow one user to access protected resources by impersonating another? Facebook’s “View My Page …

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.