To the developers that have had nightmares trying to figure out an architecture¬†and implementation for social log-in and OAUTH, we have an answer. ¬†The Bluemix Native tooling, which is baked into the fabric of Openwhisk and Cloud Foundry, now has AppID integrated into its gateway. ¬†You can now set up multiple social login providers (Google and Facebook, for now, ¬†more coming soon), download a code snippet, and add it to your app in moments. ¬†Check out the video below.
Protect your back-end microservices with user level authentication
We have all used API Keys and Secrets to protect our backend services on an App level. ¬†You can create a new key for different applications¬†and, if that key gets compromised, quickly delete it and reissue it. ¬†But now, with AppID, you can also authenticate at the user level without being an OAUTH expert. ¬†With AppID, you do not have to keep up with the latest facebook or google sign-on SKDs, depreciations, and new techniques. ¬†You simply add the AppID code to your app, enter your app social login details, and let AppID do the rest. ¬† Even cooler, with the new integration, your users are authenticated at the API Gateway, instead of the app, adding a layer of security to your backend systems.
Try it out today!