Today is big for Symplified.
We launched the Symplified Mobile Developer SDK, our first mobile application SDK, which is now available in the Xamarin Component Store — and is the first enterprise identity SDK in the Xamarin ecosystem.
Xamarin has roughly 350,000 developers who can now use this out-of-the-box component to build, test and deploy authentication and SSO capabilities for their native mobile application. And working with our SDK should be a breeze for these developers; the way you develop with our library is virtually the same as how you’d program for the Xamarin authentication library (Xamarin.Auth) – anyone familiar with the Xamarin Studio development environment should be up and running with the Symplified SDK in less than 15 minutes by leveraging our free hosted SAML 2.0 sandbox service at https://idp.symplified.net.
And our existing customers can simply pull the SDK off the shelf, integrate it into their app, and in a few minutes can securely authenticate their existing users with Symplified.
The Symplified Mobile Developer SDK is also a bridge from SAML 2.0 to OAuth 2.0 REST APIs in native mobile apps, which is another first. By supporting the IETF SAML 2.0 Profile for OAuth 2.0 Client Authorization Grants, Symplified makes it possible to leverage your existing SAML 2.0 infrastructure to securely access OAuth2-protected REST APIs. Check back soon for a follow-on blog post on how to configure Salesforce to allow REST API access using your SAML 2.0 Identity Provider and the Symplified Mobile Developer SDK.
We’ve also made all of the source code we used to create the Symplified Mobile Developer SDK on Github (http://symplified.github.io/Symplified.Auth/). Posting this as an open source project will give us great feedback from the Github community on bug fixes, enhancements and other mobile identity suggestions.
We’re extremely excited about this step for us in the area of mobile identity. We’ll have more to share soon, so stay tuned.