Friday, December 5, 2014

OpenIDM 3.1 released

OpenIDM 3.1 was released on 3rd December 2014. The announcement can be found here.

This is an exciting release as the UI for managing connectors and objects has finally arrived! It doesn't matter a lot to hard-core engineers. But believe me, one of the customers' evaluation criteria is a easy-to-use Admin UI. In fact, it is an item that is high up in the evaluation list.

So, I just finished attending ForgeRock Partner Focus Session. Following is a quick highlight of OpenIDM 3.1.

Some marketing stuff below :)

Roadmap for OpenIDM 4.0 below:

Great stuff! Latest version of OpenIDM can be downloaded from here

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Google reCaptcha revamped!

We integrated SimpleCaptcha with OpenAM for one of our customers before. And the #1 complaint was always "How to make the distorted words or numbers more human-readable?"

Google's reCaptcha technology was also based on  distorted words or numbers. But they are now changing ... reCaptcha will be reduced to nothing more than a single checkbox next to the statement “I’m not a robot.” (Source here)

Instead of depending upon the traditional distorted word test, Google’s “reCaptcha” examines cues every user unwittingly provides: IP addresses and cookies provide evidence that the user is the same friendly human Google remembers from elsewhere on the Web. And Shet says even the tiny movements a user’s mouse makes as it hovers and approaches a checkbox can help reveal an automated bot.

This is a good move!