The Auckland City Council wanted to allow its customers access to Infor's ePathway application via RealME using single sign on technology. RealMe is a New Zealand Government backed initiative that allows users to verify their identity online when accessing government services. This would allow them to provide customers with a more user friendly experience, and improved security and consistency within different government departments. To meet the demands of their client, Infor needed to find a fast, flexible solution to seamlessly integrate their ePathway application with RealMe, while providing high level security required to protect RealMe customers sensitive data.
Under the pressure of a tight deadline, Infor's Senior Software Engineer, Mark Buckler, engaged ComponentSpace to deliver a SAML SSO solution that could quickly and easily integrate into their ePathway application.
"The product was invaluable to us achieving our goals within a tight timeframe. The SAML2 component did much of the heavy lifting for us, which allowed us to concentrate on the business side of things. The provided tutorials were extremely useful to us, as this was the first time anyone in our team had worked with SAML. Being able to see a basic scenario in action without writing any code ourselves helped us to understand the basic concept of what we were trying to achieve. We probably needed to write less than 100 lines of our own code in order to get this working as we needed." Mark Buckler, Senior Software Engineer - Infor
Infor have now successfully integrated the RealMe SSO service with their ePathway application using the ComponentSpace 2.0 offering, providing a robust, timely solution to fulfil their client's needs.
Users of FieldTeq Software, an OH&S compliance resource, had the option of hosting the software on premise or in the cloud. As FieldTeq was unable to connect to the customer’s directory services in a secure manner when hosted in the cloud, new user names and passwords were required. For many prospective clients this was a show-stopper.
After researching many options, John Nesbitt, Senior Software Developer at Synateq, chose the ComponentSpace SAML offering because of the flexibility, support and cost effectiveness of the product.
"The support in the pre-sales stage was nothing less than exceptional. The responses to technical questions were prompt and extremely detailed. The product works so well we have never had to lodge a support request since we bought it. This solution had so many different examples of how to use the product in different scenarios that we could immediately visualize how the product would work in our system. Given the detailed examples and documentation a prototype was developed in less than a day. After it was fully implemented, it took less than 2 hours to fully implement SSO in another one of our applications. Also the API is so easy to use, implementation required less than 10 lines of code." John Nesbitt, Senior Software Developer - Synateq
Since implementing SAML SSO, FieldTeq has been able to provide a seamless user experience. The component saved John's team over $12,000 in development and testing costs, and has worked flawlessly since being integrated into the FieldTeq software.
BDX provides listing marketing services to new home builders. To increase listing exposure for their clients, a web site was developed where real estate agents could find up to date listings that matched the needs of their home buyer clients. BDX's challenge was that many of their real estate agent partners wanted to provide a private label version to their customers so it would appear to the home buyers that they were searching for listings using their technology. To create a seamless user experience SAML SSO access was required.
Using the ComponentSpace SAML component, Director of Software Development for BDX, Lee Pointer and his team were able to prototype a solution in less than two weeks. Responsive support, and comprehensive examples and documentation made implementation very easy for BDX developers and they already have six partner organizations using SSO to access their listing service.
"Our business continues to grow and our customers are comfortable with our SAML based SSO offering. It helps to speed up the time to market for integration with these partners. We now have approximately 20,000 users across our six different private label sites that have implemented SAML based SSO." Lee Pointer, Director of Software Development - BDX
The implementation of SAML SSO has made the web site a more attractive resource for potential partners which is driving BDX growth.
SmartBen could see the massive potential in connecting the HR administrators, benefit enrollers, and employees of client companies directly to the benefit products they were managing and buying. With no previous experience working with SAML SSO technology, SmartBen Senior Software Engineer, Phill Smith, needed to find a company who could provide a simple SAML solution and responsive support to ensure they could complete their integration on time and on budget.
Using the ComponentSpace SAML 2.0 component, SmartBen were able to provide clients with direct network access to their life and health insurance benefit providers. While working through the integration process, SmartBen developers were challenged when trying to get the API revision in place in a short amount of time. After contacting ComponentSpace support, the issues were quickly resolved and the project was able to move forward.
"I commend your support team for the rapid turnaround on a critical API enhancement which enabled the current project to move forward. The support engineer has been exemplary as a support point-of-contact: knowledgeable, accurate, responsive, and easy to work with. He worked with us to get the API revision in place in an impressively short amount of time." Phill Smith, Senior Software Engineer - SmartBen
Since Implementing SAML SSO employees of SmartBen’s client companies are now able to explore, understand and manage their benefits in real-time without waiting for often slow responses. This has increased the value employees are now receiving from their benefits packages. Companies have now reduced costs and administration because most product offerings and support can be handled directly by the vendors. Direct integration has also reduced error-prone duplication of vendor product lines in the SmartBen system.
GeoDecisions' client, a large government organization in New York City, wanted its internal and external users to utilize a single authentication source to register and access third-party applications in their infrastructure. To accomplish this, the client selected and implemented a Novell single identity provider that handled identity authentication for individuals who wished to access these services. GeoDecisions needed to find a solution that would enable their client's web application to integrate with the Novell Identity Provider via SAML SSO.
After researching many options, GeoDecisions chose the ComponentSpace SAML2 solution because it was the best available and supported solution for the .Net application back end that would allow integration with the Novell Identity Server. The solution met the requirements and technical specifications. Of particular importance was the support received during the integration. It was very professional, always friendly and extremely helpful. The responses to technical questions were prompt and very detailed. GeoDecisions was very glad when things simply started to work.
"GeoDecisions was able to successfully complete the security requirements of the project and move on with the next phase. The client was very satisfied with the results as this was the first application to use SAML2 accreditation after the IT organization transitioned to it. Without ComponentSpace, GeoDecisions' development team would have spent a tremendous amount of time integrating with the client’s security requirements that were new to everyone." Konstantin Kireenkov, Senior Development Manager - GeoDecisions
GeoDecisions' client’s users can now register and sign in using their network usernames and passwords, and use the registration process to securely add users from outside the network’s domain to answer the business process requirements. The GeoDecisions' team was able to complete the challenging integration by using the ComponentSpace SAML2 solution. As a result, the client asked GeoDecisions to provide more details about the solution used for the integration so that they could share the information with other vendors planning to integrate their solutions in the future.
I absolutely love your product. I’d previously been working with an open source product to add SAML into one of our web apps, and it had me convinced that SAML integration was the most complicated thing out there. I’m so glad I tried the ComponentSpace product because it made the whole SAML integration a breeze. So, thank you!!!Chelsea Grindstaff, Lead Backend Developer
We have used the SAML 2.0 ASP.Net component for SSO deployments for over 6 years. We currently have 30+ active SSOs in production on behalf of our clients. Using the high-level API we are able to implement a new SSO in an afternoon. The support is nothing short of spectacular. They always respond with great examples and solutions to any issue we run into. Absolutely 5 star treatment and service. If you are looking to implement an SSO in the .Net environment, ComponentSpace is a no brainer. No one else is in the same ballpark, or playing the same sport.Mark Nash, Senior Software Engineer - PartnerComm, Inc.
It took less than a day to work the security functionality provided by ComponentSpace into my Federated Security code and I was able to complete a single sign-on integration with a business partner in under a week. Tech-support was better than any I have ever seen in 20 years of software development. As far as time savers and stress relievers go, ComponentSpace made it possible for me to meet a deadline that seemed impossible before I discovered their toolkits.Bayard Woodworth, Software Architect - Printable Technologies Inc.
I’m looking forward to using your product in mine. Thank you for your help; it’s been amazing. I have several other libraries that I’ve licensed in the past but their support is nothing like the support I received from you especially when I consider you’re on the other side of the world. Thanks!Scott Johnson - NetProf, Inc.
We purchased your SAML 2.0 .NET product about a week ago. Just wanted to let someone know that we have been working thru a few issues with the Support Engineer. He has been GREAT! As you know, there are several options out there for this type of software. We looked at many of them and for no particular reason we installed the ComponentSpace trial first. Because of the Support Engineer, we didn't need to look any further. His support during the trial is why we purchased. His support since we purchased is why we'll look to ComponentSpace first from here on out. Thanks!Tom Nettell - Alpine Metrics, LLC
Back in February, you provided fantastic assistance to one of our development team, enabling us to complete the implementation of a Shibboleth Single Sign On facility in our solution and I'm happy to report that this has finally been completed. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you provided. It was very much appreciated by myself and everybody else involved in the project.Kenny Page - NHS Education for Scotland
It’s been a great experience to work with ComponentSpace and your support might be the best I've got so far in my working history!Zhihong Jia - City National Bank
Thanks again on the great service! Just wanted you to know that we are going to purchase the license for your component. Your support was one of the main reasons.Dusko Vuksanovic - AmTrav
I would like to let you know that we had an inquiry regarding the purchase of ComponentSpace product for SAML SSO and the Support Engineer helped us so much. He is very patient, answered all our questions, very knowledgeable and very nice. We really appreciate all his help and appreciate your company for employing such wonderful people. Employees like this are needed to make a company successful.Nagireddy Rajya - Princeton-MRAm
You provide the absolute best support I've ever experienced from a component vendor. I wish we had other components we bought from you so we could get this level of support more often. Thank you.Rafael Ruiz - Panopto
I would like to thank you personally and your company for being so great! Honestly, I don't think we would ever make it without you and your solution. When we saw your fast and helpful responses and those THOUSANDS of extra miles you went for us, we were sure about one thing. We selected the right product with the right people. Once again, from the bottom of my heart... thank you, A LOT !!!!!!!!!!Kireenkov Konstantin - GeoDecisions
Thank you so much for all your help over the past few days. I really appreciate it. When you get emails checking up on how you are going with a trial software, they are usually either auto generated or from a non-technical marketing person, not someone who knows the product inside out and is able to provide such detailed explanations. In fact, it makes the sale price seem too good to be true!John Nesbitt - Synateq