Agentless Integration Kit Lets Service Providers Add Internet Single Sign-On to their Applications via RESTful API Calls
Ping Identity today announced the availability of the PingFederate Agentless Integration Kit, a simple and more cost-effective way to support users with secure Internet Single Sign-On access. With the “agentless” kit, customers are not required to install an agent library into an application provider’s environment in order to SSO-enable users with PingFederate. Instead, user attributes are passed between the service provider application and PingFederate using direct HTTP calls.
Because the Agentless Integration Kit eliminates the need for third-party software to integrate with PingFederate, there is no longer a need for service providers to manage the deployment of an agent library every time they update their applications. The integration Kit works with Drupal, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python and any other programming environment that accepts HTTP calls.
Additionally, PingFederate enterprise users can now SAML enable their applications without requiring agent software to be installed within their applications. Software as a Service (SaaS) providers and enterprises using PingFederate can also support their users with secure Internet Single Sign-On access.
SaaS vendors and other service providers often employ sophisticated configuration management systems to rapidly deploy new versions of their software to all their customers and external users. These systems tend to be highly customized and tightly integrated with the SaaS provider’s development and test tools. As a result, deploying third-party software into these environments often requires customized one-off scripts that must be updated as the system evolves. The Agentless Integration Kit agent eliminates the need for third-party software agent libraries, thereby reducing application deployment friction, complexity and opportunities for quality problems.
“Understanding the problems associated with integrating and maintaining third-party software, Ping Identity has always sought an agentless model for integration,” said Ping CTO Patrick Harding. “Now we have a secure solution that allows us to support any application development environment that can make an HTTP call.”
More information on the PingIdentity Agentless Integration Kit is available here.