KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By Graham Williamson

Auth0 Authentication Service

A perennial problem for programmers is the need to authenticate users. In some cases, there is no infrastructure to support access control and in many cases there is no single identity repository of user data to be used as an authentication source. In a federated environment there are multiple identity providers to accommodate and problems are compounded when members of the public are accessing applications with varying levels of assurance. Auth0 is a service that can help.
By Graham Williamson

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1 Introduction

Let’s spare a thought for software developers who are commissioned to develop programs but often without the necessary support infrastructure. They ...

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2 Product Description

Auth0 is a managed service based in the USA but it can reside on a local Cloud service provider’s facilities and it can be installed as an on-premis ...

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2.1 The Identity Providers

An essential component of an Auth0 environment is an identity provider. Auth0 must know where to find the identity data to be used in authentication e ...

Auth0 does provide SSO for applications in a customer’s Auth0 instance. SSO must be activated per-application and for a highly sensitive application ...

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2.2 The Authentication Event

As expected the options available for an Authentication event are substantial.

Within an Auth0 environment an application is seen as a “client”. ...

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2.3 Application Programmable Interface (API)

In order to deploy a rich authentication environment Auth0 provides an authentication API that supports a set of programming libraries and Login Widge ...

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2.4 Programmer Support

The support provided to software developers by Auth0 is extensive. The website is full of sample code, detailed descriptions of APIs and software deve ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

The major strength of Auth0 is its support for programmers which can’t help but reduce programming and software support costs. Auth0 can support mul ...

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