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Integrating Intercede RapID with Red Hat Mobile and OpenShift

At Red Hat Mobile we understand the need for a flexible product that enables our customers to integrate with the tools they need to build their current and future applications. Our position as a leading contributor to the Kubernetes project ensures that the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform offers this tremendous flexibility to customers and end users.

Red Hat Mobile also supports highly flexible integrations to a range of 3rd party services and products. In this article, we’ll demonstrate how Red Hat Mobile v4 and OpenShift v3 enable customers to rapidly deploy and secure their mobile applications by integrating with a third party product provided by Intercede. We’ll be using Intercede’s RapID product to enable two-way TLS (often referred to as Client Certificate Authentication or CCA) for our mobile application.

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OpenID Connect Identity Brokering with Red Hat Single Sign-On

Introduction

In this post, I will provide a walk through of how to set up Identity Brokering on an RH-SSO server.

Red Hat Single Sign-On (RH-SSO) provides Web single sign-on and identity federation based on SAML 2.0, OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 specifications.

For this tutorial, you will need:

  • An RH-SSO Instance.
  • A Web/Mobile Application with an OpenID Connect adapter.
  • An OpenID Connect Provider Server (Such as Keycloak) to be used as the 3rd Party Identity Provider.

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How to quick install Red Hat Mobile on Openshift

Introduction

As you may already know, the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) is available as a self-administered, on-premise, installation as well as a hosted platform. This offers more opportunities for customers to benefit from increased security, flexibility and control over their platform.

Note: This installation is strictly for sandbox demonstration purposes. In the interests of simplicity, it will be running on infrastructure that will not be secure so no confidential data should be stored in this instance.

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Using New Relic in Red Hat Mobile Node.js Applications

Introduction

New Relic is an application-monitoring platform that provides in-depth analytics and analysis for applications regardless of the type of environment where they are deployed, or as New Relic put it themselves:

“Gain end-to-end visibility across your customer experience, application performance, and dynamic infrastructure with the New Relic Digital Intelligence Platform.” – New Relic

You might ask why there’s a use for New Relic’s monitoring capabilities when Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) and OpenShift Container Platform both offer insights into the CPU, Disk, Memory, and general resource utilization of your server-side applications. While these generic resource reports are valuable, they might not offer the detail required to debug a specific issue. Since New Relic is built as an analytics platform from the ground up it is capable of providing unique insights into the specific runtime of your applications. For example, the JavaScript code deployed in Node.js applications is run using the V8 JavaScript engine which has a life-cycle that can have a significant impact on the performance of your application depending on how you’ve written it. Utilizing New Relic’s Node.js module provides a real-time view of V8 engine performance and how they might be affecting the performance of your production application. By using this data, you can refine your application code to reduce memory usage, which in turn can free CPU resources due to less frequent garbage collections. Neat!

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How to debug your mobile hybrid app on iOS

Following the blog post series, today, finally we have Part 2, this chapter tries to explain in an easy way how to debug your hybrid app using the Safari web inspector.

As you know sometimes debugging a mobile app on a mobile device can be hard work, for Android and Web pages we have the Chrome Developer tools, this has been an extended way to do it, Part 3 of the blog post series will cover this method, for iOS we have something similar, called the Safari web inspector.

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Developing Mobile Applications using TypeScript on Red Hat Mobile Application Platform

As of its release 2.19, the Red Hat Mobile JavaScript Client SDK contains a TypeScript definition file. By providing type definitions our JavaScript SDK can easily be used in applications developed using TypeScript. As a developer with a few years of JavaScript experience, I was initially skeptical of TypeScript, but after using it for a short period, I’m not sure how I ever managed without it! In this post, I take a look at the benefits TypeScript offers and demonstrate how you can get up and running with an application written in TypeScript on the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.

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The Diamond in the Rough: Effective Vulnerability Management with OWASP DefectDojo

Managing the security of your projects applications can be an overwhelming and unmanageable task. In today’s world, the number of newly created frameworks and languages is continuing to increase and they each have their own security drawbacks associated with them.

The wide variety of security scanners available can help find vulnerabilities in your projects, but some scanners only work with certain languages and they each have different reporting output formats. Creating reports for customers or managers and viewing analytics using different security tools in different projects can be a very time-consuming task.

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