With the recent releases of its WordPress Plugin,
Native SDK for PHP, and
OAuth SDK for PHP, LaunchKey is now fully PHP7 ready.
LaunchKey wanted to ensure that PHP developers whom rely on LaunchKey immediately implement PHP 7. PHP 7 was built with
performance in mind. PHP 7 performance has been shown to rival the performance of
HHVM which is also fully supported by all LaunchKey PHP libraries. For a list of all versions
of PHP supported by the LaunchKey PHP libraries, please visit the Teavis CI page for that library:
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.
In May, we added support for biometric fingerprint authentication to LaunchKey Mobile on supported devices. Today, we're excited to announce the release of another new biometric authentication factor: facial scan.
With this new inherence factor of authentication, you can authenticate with the biometric signature of your unique face. Instead of swiping the LaunchKey slider upwards to authorize an authentication request through LaunchKey Mobile, you'll utilize the front-facing camera on your mobile device to scan and authenticate your face.
Now that we've added facial recognition to LaunchKey Mobile, you'll automatically be able to extend this powerful authentication to any LaunchKey-supported system. With LaunchKey's WordPress plugin for example, LaunchKey becomes the first plugin to bring biometric facial recognition to WordPress. Check out our docs section to see what other systems LaunchKey integrates with or utilize our REST API to make your own integration.
Facial Scan is currently available on all supported iOS and Android mobile devices. To setup Facial Scan, enable it within your control panel inside LaunchKey Mobile. And don't worry about the sensitive nature of your biometric data -- as with all authentication data used by LaunchKey, your biometric data is encrypted and stored locally ...
In June, we quietly released a couple of administrative security features that give developers and organizations more control over how their end users interact with their LaunchKey-secured applications. We've made these premium features publicly available to all developers while we test them in the wild, and we'd love your feedback.
FORCE AUTHENTICATION FACTORS
One of our objectives at LaunchKey is to put more power in the hands of end users to protect themselves with additional security by optionally enabling multiple factors of authentication on their mobile device. If an end user deems it necessary, they can enable any of the knowledge, possession, or inherence factors of authentication available within LaunchKey Mobile such as geofencing, the combo lock, Bluetooth device factor, and others.
However, sometimes an organization or application has such stringent security needs that they must ensure their end users (e.g. employees or customers) utilize a minimum level of security. For these use cases, we now provide the ability to force the use of specific authentication factors, type of factors, or amount of factors, from the API side.
To utilize this premium feature, log in to Dashboard, select the developer application you would like to enable this ...
Last week, LaunchKey released a free plugin for WordPress that allows users to log in without a password. By leveraging LaunchKey's OAuth service for quick and easy integration, the plugin will enable password-less log in for WordPress admins and users in a matter of minutes. Additionally, after pairing their LaunchKey account with their WordPress account, users can remove their WordPress account passwords to eliminate the security risk those passwords carry. For more information, check out our WordPress documentation for an easy installation guide.
Thank you to our early adopters for your feedback in addition to #VegasTech company 9seeds for assisting with their WP expertise. We’re in beta and would love your feedback. If you have any comments, questions or problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I thought I’d share some early feedback about the plugin: (we would love to see more!)