API creation and adoption are having a moment. As of January 2018, there are nearly 19,000 public APIs in ProgrammableWeb’s API directory. According to recent research, 94% of companies say they either have or are developing an API strategy.
APIs are now seen as an enterprise necessity. Key to an efective API strategy is a thoughtful approach to API security. As the most valuable APIs often contain sensitive business information, the consequences of getting API security wrong can be significant. It’s critical, therefore, to implement a scalable, flexible, future-proof solution that enables secure management and access control to your APIs.
The Okta and MuleSoft solution combines Okta API Access Management and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform delivers integrated capabilities across the full API lifecycle. Okta API Access Management provides easy, centralized, identity-driven access management for all of your APIs and all your users.
With MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, organizations can design, develop, test, deploy, and operate APIs on a single solution, with tools optimized for diferent personas throughout the lifecycle. Having this broad set of capabilities available on one platform increases the fungibility of developer resources, decreases complexity in securing and deploying applications and APIs, and accelerates time to value.
API Access Management is a Pillar of API Management
Okta API Access Management
Okta centralizes all the users and resources that access APIs designed and managed by MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. This solution ofers out-of-the box integration, standard compliant support for OAuth 2.0, a flexible, identity-driven policy engine, and easy, centralized client administration across APIs.
You get fine-grained, centrally-managed access control to all your APIs, so you can easily provision and deprovision them as part of your onboarding and ofboarding processes.
When you deploy Okta with MuleSoft, you can:
- Define access with flexible policies based on user profile, groups, network, client and consent
- Update or revoke access to APIs instantly with user permissions based on user profile and status
- Provision API access as easily as you provision application access
- Create, maintain, and audit API access policies from one user-friendly console—with no custom coding required
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