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Innovation in assembly: OneLogin

A platform beats an application nearly every time. Not only is the Web itself becoming a platform to replace desktop operating systems, individual web sites are becoming platforms and platform components as well. Therefore, consider a platform strategy in addition to an application strategy” by Jason Wtason

In this blog I will explain what innovation in assembly is and I will use OneLogin website as example.

Firstly, I explain what is innovation in assembly? It is about the way in which web 2.0 applications can be used as a platform to build on. In other words, it means that particular web applications (such as amazon, facebook, youtube,bebo, etc) propose themselves to web developers which build an APIs which can harness the information within those applications for other uses.

OneLogin provides an easy-to-use- single sign-on solution for business that embrace could computing. It supports a huge numbers of web applications and more are being added all the time based on customer require.

OneLogin eliminates the need for internet user to remember strong passwords and saves them time because they can log into applications with a SINGLE CLICK. Using OneLogin is simple – you click on the extension, and you’re presented with a dashboard displaying all the applications you have access to. From there you simply click on the particular web application you want and it logs you straight in.

The two main advantages that come to my mind are:

  • Nobody would forget a password again (and that is one big excuse for shirking out of the picture).
  • Less stressful for everybody as they have their web application in one page and with one click away.

Have a look to the video for a brief introduction of OneLogin

Is not that great that with OneLogin you don’t need to remember those strong passwords? Will you use OneLogin?

API: Application programming interface

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  1. April 3, 2011 at 4:10 am

    So… I guess OneLogin is the ultimate level of clouding, hey? Amazing, I can’t think of anything else over this!! Well, not surprising, because if I could I wouldn’t be sharing it here. I’d be rushing into getting rich!
    Interesting story… Since I started studying software and didn’t still know what cloud computing was, my dad always told me he thought it was way too lame how we had to carry around relatively heavy laptops just so we could have all our info on it. He thinks it should all be as a service on the Internet. I always thought he was exaggerating, but now it is where everything is heading towards. And I gotta say I missed some sort of data storage cloud service when my house got broken into! At least SVN did part of the service!
    Oh yeah! And if it wasn’t for Google maps’ cloud service, I wouldn’t have my current job! Thanks, cloud computing!

  2. Marcos
    April 3, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I liked the blog, I think it is good to know about this topics and in a very simple and easy-to-read way. However I would like to add some ‘out of the box thoughts’. The idea of one-login seems attractive to the eye, seems easy and leave you thinking “hey why not?”. But if we go to the practical application of this, how many passwords and websites do you visit that you need to use this application?. Probably if you are a business man the answer will be: a lot, but for normal individuals it will be better to hold to their passwords, lets remember that behind this websites there is people working and having normal-day-to-day-work-related-issues, and I will not be happy if one day I can’t access my million dollar saving account because the server is down or it doesn’t recognize my password or all the reasons and examples and problems that a web can have that can affect me, in other words: it is to much power to one site to have. To finish I would like to add an example, let say that your passwords are your keys, your house key, your car key, your secret saving bank key… and that instead of having all this keys you just give it to someone (that in this case still have to prove their reputation) and this someone save it for you and now every time you want to go to your house or to check your saving account you will have to ask for ‘permission’ from this someone. Will you trust your ‘life’s key’ to someone that you don’t know who it is or where it is and the only thing you have is their word that they can do what they say they do?.

    • April 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

      I believe onelogin is not just for business person. A student like me could use it. All depend on if you actually have different passwords for all your web application account or use the same one for all of them. As well it depend on how weak your passwords are.
      You could use a higher level protection,such as two factor authentication.It means using two independent means of evidence to assert an entity’s identity to another entity. Even though you can use higher level protection there is still a risk in security and privacy.

      Just remember that using an onelogin website doesn’t mean that you cant or are not going to have your password somewhere else. It is just a way to save time in login in different web application.

  3. April 3, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I agree with some of the comments made by marcos. I think its a great online service that really takes the pain out of managing lots of different site logins, but what happens if for some reason the onelogin service is unavailable or worse they become the target of attack?
    It’s a real and scary thought when you think of some past examples; i.e. TJX – http://www.cbronline.com/news/tjx_hack_is_biggest_ever. While onelogin is not a credit card processing facility it does hold the keys to your online kingdom, which must be worth something to someone.

  4. April 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Hi Paola,

    Great blog post – it seems like a really interesting application. It also seems similar to QUT’s ESOE, except that service is for use on internal services only.

    Also – do you think that this service would create an unnecessary security risk to businesses as they have to transfer their passwords to an external service?

    Anthony Deacon

  5. April 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Its an interesting concept and useful for many websites however i dont think itll really take off until you can add customised fields for your site to an existing OneLogin website, itd be easy to establish.

    Theres just such a wide variety of information needed depending on the website its being implemented in. To aim for a certain sect of the market works, but it stiffles its growth and scope.

    Overall nice article and awesome topic. I feel if OneLogin can overcome these limitations that i can see then itll certainly be a great feature to implement into your website 🙂

  6. April 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Just like the comments above I think OneLogin has potential and it is something that I have comtemplated using before (not this particular application, but something more along the lines of just saving passwords on Firefox). I guess the main issue is with security, especially in a business context. How does OneLogin “sell” itself to be a trusted partner for businesses?

  7. April 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Wow fantastic example. Paola16. Witht this application, you only need to enter ur login once. It is easy to establish but my only concern will be that this application is not free for long. Will u use it if its not for free?

  8. Juan
    April 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    One login is an IT people dream since long time ago. I have been hearing about it since 1989 when for the very first time I started working on IT in mainframe platform. I hope it can be a reality one day.

  9. Paulo
    April 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

    It seems like a good tool, however, it can be potentially dangerous.

  10. judy
    April 6, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations!!… 16paola great blog.
    Looks like a good tool to have available for those people who don’t like to remember so many passwords for each different application they want to log in to.
    Nevertheless with personal information security being such a big issue these days, it could be a risk to have only one password to login to different applications. Therefore; whoever can get your password will have access to all the applications that hold your personal information. And that could be risky and problematic.

    Great job

  11. April 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Would you suggest QUT use this idea? Because I couldnt remember my password and QUT ask us to change it each 60 days. They keep me to change password and I keep forgot it.

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