Speaker: Huan Liu, Director of Engineering, Okta
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: Denver, CO
Description: SSO (Single Sign-On) had made it easy to sign in to web apps: you only need to sign into one web app first, then all other web apps give you seamless access. Unfortunately, for desktop and mobile applications (often referred to as “native apps”), the seamless web SSO experience (also referred to as Native SSO) has not caught on.
This session will first describe the challenges associated with Native SSO, and it explains why the challenge is getting worse. Specifically, we will describe the increased privacy control that Apple is adding to its platform. Now, not only Android is following suit, tightening privacy control, but we also expect Apple to continue to introduce more privacy limitations. Second, this talk describes a new OIDC standard designed to overcome these platform constraints, and how the standard can help enable SSO for mobile and desktop applications. Lastly, we will describe how to build applications based on the standard and demo the resulting smooth end-user experience.