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FusionAuth Expands Support for Authentications Spanning Multiple Systems

FusionAuth announced a new capability enabling software developers to build complex authentication workflows spanning multiple systems and cloud services. The feature, called "Lambda HTTP Connect" allows customers to exchange data with other systems during authentication processes. A frequently requested feature, it is important for any software applications needing data from separate directories or microservices to properly authenticate and authorize end users.  

During the login process, FusionAuth provides data to executable blocks of JavaScript code called Lambdas. These execute at certain points in the login process. Allowing HTTP requests  from Lambdas allows applications to address use cases such as: 

  • A fintech company could combine account information and credit status from separate systems into the login information, enabling specific features for a given  user. 
  • An application based on Microsoft Azure could queryAzure Active Directory to retrieve additional user data beyond what is included in a standard OIDC authentication flow. 
  • A SaaS application could pull user status level information from a customer database at the time of login, instantly enabling specific privileges for the end user. 

"Developers value the ability to create customized login workflows in a microservice or other complex environments," said Daniel DeGroff, co-CTO at FusionAuth.  "Authentication today goes far beyond simple username and password. We empower the developer to build a fully data-enabled user experience both with our APIs and now our Lambda HTTP Connect  functionality."

Lambda HTTP Connect is currently available for FusionAuth Essentials and FusionAuth Enterprise customers. Learn more at FusionAuth.io.

Published Wednesday, May 04, 2022 1:35 PM by David Marshall
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