Centrify Launches New Developer Program to Help Developers Simplify Single Sign-on, Multi-Factor Authentication and Access Control

Centrify Developer Program makes identity and security available via APIs, so developers can use the features they need, with the look and feel they require

May 24, 2016

Santa Clara, CA  — Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today announced a new developer program to help customers and developers easily incorporate critical security features — such as single sign-on (SSO) including social login, multi-factor authentication (MFA), password reset and access control — into their cloud, mobile and on-premises environments.

As part of the new Centrify Developer Program, Centrify’s identity and security features will be available via APIs, and not just as standalone products. This means customers and app developers can benefit from the security features they need, customized to meet their business goals. Customers can tailor the Centrify experience to fit in with existing look-and-feel, and developers can focus on their specific application expertise and leverage Centrify’s APIs to manage the user and access-related aspects of their applications.

“Other developer programs often lack the customizable, identity-based security APIs for both end users and privileged users,” said Chris Webber, security strategist at Centrify. “Now, with the launch of the Centrify Developer Program, we have made our APIs, and the documentation behind them, more accessible to our customers and the app developer community.”

One partner benefitting from the Centrify Developer Program is Samsung.“Centrify’s identity platform APIs provide a powerful, programmatic interface that helps integrate our customers’ existing enterprise identities on Samsung mobile devices supporting Knox and enabling single sign-on to mobile apps,” said Young Kim, vice president of B2B Solution Group, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “The streamlined approach helps our customers and key ISV partners to easily integrate with the Knox framework.”

The Centrify Developer Program lets customers and developers focus on what matters most: building their applications and managing their resources, rather than worrying about users and access management. They can easily add important security features such as multi-factor authentication, social login and access request, while eliminating the need for cumbersome passwords. Developers can also customize the Centrify user experience for their employees, partners and customers thereby delivering a common branded experience.

“Through the API available from Centrify, we’ve customized the single sign-on experience for our faculty and students,” said Clifford Russell, CIO for Morehouse College. “One of the biggest issues with multiple cloud systems is that the look and feel changes when a user goes from platform to platform. Thanks to Centrify, we’ve masked the fact that multiple platforms are used, so they now have just one look and feel.”

The Centrify Developer Program extends the value of Centrify to both Centrify partners and customers. Customers get the most out of their Centrify implementations across their end and privileged users. Features include:

  • “Bring Your Own User Interface”
  • Custom Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Password reset
  • Programmatic creation of resources and accounts
  • Social login for customers

Developer partners can focus on their apps, and use Centrify’s tools for both user and access management and certification, ensuring interoperability for apps and resources.

A developer partner benefiting from the APIs made available through the Centrify Developer Program is online security company AVG. “Our Identity-as-a-Service and enterprise mobility offering — AVG SSO — leverages Centrify’s APIs to enable managed service providers to deliver a smooth customer experience,” said Fred Gerritse, general manager, AVG Business. “From onboarding business customers to providing reports with usage information for billing purposes, we are able to use Centrify’s APIs to achieve these tasks.”

Developers and partners can visit: developer.centrify.com

About Centrify

Centrify is the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Centrify delivers stronger security, continuous compliance and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management, privileged access security and session monitoring. Centrify is trusted by over 5000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50.



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