Cloudentity launched an event-driven webhook feature that will create real-time integrations and enable automation based on events during user authorization, token request/exchange, token minting, and policy enforcement as well as interactions with the recently launched Identity Pools functionality.
Webhook can be leveraged to consume real-time event data-related systems to run by customers and their partners to respond in real-time to user activity, which can then be set to start low-level user management, access provisioning, and audit workflows. In order to improve user experience and notification capabilities, organizations will be able to develop richer, more context-aware data-driven architectures and solutions.
Brook Lovatt, CEO of Cloudentity stated, “Both users and businesses expect integrated systems to function in harmony without delay – it’s becoming increasingly clear that time is the enemy. Even with tight polling intervals in the range of 5 or 10 seconds, third-party integrations that need to react to real-time security events experience far too much delay before they receive the required information in order to act. With webhooks, we are pushing this information out as it happens. It’s the only way forward for mission-critical functions such as online orders and payments that require integration between multiple disparate systems, and it’s already required by certain advanced integration standards, such as Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR).”
Currently, the majority of businesses can only assess and respond to identity-related events after they have been processed by a centralized SIEM (Security Information Event Management) system. In order to support a seamless and cohesive user experience, those organizations must start asynchronous processes, which means they are unable to respond in real time to events that may indicate increased risk levels. With the introduction of webhooks by Cloudentity, the amount of time it takes for these events to reach consuming systems is significantly reduced, enabling businesses to assess user behavior and experience quickly and accurately – even at a very large scale.
Benefits of Cloudentity webhooks include Real-time updates on end-user behavior, including Event-driven notifications that enable synchronization of numerous dissimilar systems during the execution of various use cases and give organizations access to actionable, current information from Cloudentity.
Systems that consume IAM data from other sources may be loosely coupled and unaware of the server architecture, functionality, and configuration of the other party, instead consuming the data based on a predefined structure. Through the use of webhooks, Cloudentity offers customers the ability to asynchronously and event-driven establish a communication channel between their applications and Cloudentity in order to acknowledge and exchange information on particular events.