New OAuth Toolkit from Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 Technologies introduced a new OAuth Toolkit, ageneralized framework for handling a broad range of OAuth scenarios across cloud, web and mobile applications.

OAuth is a simple way to publish and interact with protected data, and is a popular method to allow secure API authorization, enabling websites to provide a more streamlined user login experience with the additional benefits of enhanced privacy and security.

The Layer 7 OAuth Toolkit is the first solution of its kind that enables enterprises to control policy and identity aspects of many different OAuth token operations, a capability that is particularly important as enterprises increasingly use OAuth to authorize access to APIs in cloud settings, said Phil Walston, vice president of products at Layer 7 Technologies. By allowing enterprises to seamlessly manage their OAuth implementations as the standard evolves, the toolkit simplifies operations while providing rigorous security and control.

Features of the Layer 7 OAuth Toolkit are:

  • Policy and identity controls to handle HMAC-SHA1 or RSA-SHA1 signature methods, SAML and OAuth WRAP
  • Mix and match implementations of OAuth with SAML
  • Ability to drop in new signature and credential methods without changing APIs
Layer 7's new OAuth Toolkit supports a variety of standards, including OAuth 1a, OAuth 2.0, SAML 1.1, SAML 2.0, WS-Trust, REST and JSON.

Layer 7 will be demonstrating its OAuth Toolkit at the Layer 7 Hospitality Suite at Gartner's Catalyst Conference at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront, Aqua Room 311, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., July 26-29.