The LaunchKey Client SDK for Java is one of LaunchKey’s original SDK clients. We are happy to announce that it recently received a full rewrite. The new LaunchKey SDK for Java was built from the ground up to provide as much flexibility as possible for high transaction implementations. At the the same time, simple factories were added that provide developers with the ability to quickly secure their Java based applications without having to get into the internal workings of the client.
This new major version of the LaunchKey SDK for Java will also be our first Long Term Support (LTS) version of the SDK. Long Term Support ensures that developers implementing this version of the SDK will be able to receive security patches and bug fixes long into the future.
The LaunchKey SDK for Java provides a simple interface for interacting with LaunchKey’s multi-factor authorization and authentication platform. The SDK provides both ease of use and extensibility to support the needs of novice to expert Java developers looking to secure their applications with a multi-factor passwordless solution.
For more information regarding the LaunchKey Java, please visit the documentation page.
We recently performed a survey asking respondents about passwords and attitudes towards alternatives. There we some surprising results, including the fact that more than 60% believe they have never been the victim of breach and 84% are ready for alternatives. Below you will find a sample of these findings. If you have any questions or comments regarding these results please contact us.
How many passwords would you guess that you currently have?
How do you remember your passwords?
Do you use the same passwords for multiple accounts?
Have you ever been the victim of a data breach or theft where your personal information (e.g., address, phone number, social security number, driver's license number, credit card number) was stolen?
Do you share any of your passwords?
Complete Survey Results
LaunchKey has just released it's first asynchronous Python SDK for the Twisted event-driven networking engine. This SDK is written to leverage the distinct capabilities of asynchronous I/O with Twisted in Python applications. The new SDK will allow Python developers of high volume network applications as well as IoT applications on emerging platforms to secure their applications with LaunchKey’s multi-factor authorization and authentication platform.
The Python SDK for Twisted is an Open Source Software (OSS) project with an MIT license and is a Long Term Support (LTS) release as a major version.
For more information regarding the LaunchKey Python SDK for Twisted, please visit the package page on PyPI.
With version 1.1.0, LaunchKey has added native WordPress support to its Client SDK for PHP. This update to the Client SDK for PHP will enable Plugin developers to leverage LaunchKey’s multi-factor authorization and authentication platform within their own plugins with the knowledge that the plugin will work on any installation supported by WordPress' own WP_Http HTTP client. As with the previous versions of the LaunchKey Client SDK for PHP, this new version provides both ease of use and extensibility to support the needs of novice to expert PHP developers building WordPress plugins.
Each year, Gartner releases a Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management (IAM) list to highlight vendors whose "offerings and business models point to new directions in the market" in an effort to help CISOs and IAM decision-makers consider new technologies and solutions in the IAM market. For 2015, Gartner has honored five IAM vendors, and I'm proud to announce that LaunchKey was among them.
In the report, Gartner Principal Research Analyst, Anmol Singh, writes:
"LaunchKey offers a decentralized mobile authentication platform for multi-factor authentication, real-time authorization and physical access control. It extends its authentication capabilities to IoT devices through a smartphone acting as an authentication gateway to securely communicate with devices. The innovative approach to authentication offered by LaunchKey demonstrates that this company is disruptive to traditional authentication approaches and an effective alternative to other out-of-band (OOB) authentication methods."
The report also notes that the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the IAM market and forcing CISOs and IAM decision-makers to consider authentication alternatives that are compatible with a technological landscape that's often inherently incompatible with many classic authentication standards like passwords and biometrics. Fortunately, LaunchKey's fully-decentralized architecture shifts the layer of authentication and authorization out ...