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User Data Security is a Breach
If you follow us on Twitter (if you don’t, you can fix that now) you’ll see that we post about data security breaches hitting the internet community. We don’t do it to be malicious or gloat about their failures, but to increase awareness beyond the core community of security professionals. We deal with security every day so we know that keeping data secure is a complex challenge. Few people are well-versed in its many facets and subtleties, and it can be difficult to stay informed of the current trends and risks. We hear all the time “See? You can’t stop cyber breaches.” Fortunately, that’s a load of crap.READ MORE
Introduction to Login and Authentication Workflows
So you are building an application and you need login and authentication for your users. No problem! Just build a form so the user can submit a username and password and you are good to go, right? We all wish it was this simple. The fact is, there are many different application types and as many different types of authentication methods. Which is best?READ MORE
FusionAuth 1.5 Adds Passwordless Login
Logging in without a password? In what fantasy land can that be secure?!? The fact is it can be much more secure than traditional passwords, and is now supported in our newest release. FusionAuth 1.5 is now available for direct download, FastPath one-line install, Homebrew or Docker. It includes new features, a few changes, and minor fixes for issues discovered by QA testers and our growing community of users. Get the brief overview below, and visit our release notes for the full details.READ MORE
Using Webhooks In FusionAuth To Delete User Data
If your inbox looks anything like mine, you’ve seen hundreds of messages from companies updating their privacy policies and terms of service. This is mainly due to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, which went into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR grants a set of “digital rights” to EU citizens, including a “right to erasure.” Basically, this means a user can request that their data be deleted, and there can be substantial fines if a company is not able to honor these requests.READ MORE
Is FusionAuth GDPR Compliant?
It’s been about a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became fully enforceable. Are you compliant yet? We started making FusionAuth GDPR compliant as soon as the regulation was adopted, although to be honest, there wasn’t a lot we needed to do. We fully agree with these regulations and feel they provide effective guidelines that any application should follow with their users’ personal data. If you are trying to catch up with the GDPR news, read our Developer’s Guide to the GDPR here and you’ll have a good idea of what you should be aware of. Our developers have been working with these concepts for years now, so it was exciting to see our caution around user data validated.READ MORE