Linoma Adds Single Sign-On to MFT Offering
May 20, 2014 Alex Woodie
Linoma Software customers will have an easier time signing onto Linoma’s managed file transfer (MFT) product thanks to a new single sign-on (SSO) feature that leverages open source security protocols. The new release of GoAnywhere Services brings several other features as well.
Linoma enabled SSO by adding support for SAML (Security Assertion Mark-Up Language) in the Web client of GoAnywhere Services version 3.5. SAML enables the secure exchange of authentication information between Web browsers and service providers and applications. It’s backed by OASIS and is an alternative to OpenID.
Support for SAML allows the Web client for GoAnywhere Services to automatically authenticate against other internal applications that also support SAML, as well as external SAML-supported applications, such as Salesforce.com. SAML is also supported in various Oracle applications, as well as Tivoli and Notes/Domino platforms.
Linoma says using the OpenSAML API will help increase the productivity and adoption of GoAnywhere Services while centralizing user access control and adding a uniform security layer. “We felt this feature was the next logical evolution from the LDAP integration offered in version 3.4 of GoAnywhere Services,” said GoAnywhere lead software engineer Steve Luebbe in an announcement.
Version 3.5 also brings enhancements to GoAnywhere Services virtual folder feature. The update improves the product’s capability to create, update, and delete virtual files and folders across a range of Web user and group profiles in GoAnywhere Services. This release also brings support for Portuguese and Bahasa, and adds the capability for customers to display customized disclaimers in every supported language.
GoAnywhere Services is part of Linoma’s MFT product suite, which also includes GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Proxy. All three of the products run on IBM i and other products, and support FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols. GoAnywhere Services is designed primarily for organizations that need to do a lot of file transferring activities with external customers and business partners over the Web, whereas GoAnywhere Director is designed primary for use by larger organizations with internal MFT needs, and thereby offers some additional capabilities not found in GoAnywhere Services, including support for PGP and AES encryption, file conversion capabilities, and the capability to do direct database connections. GoAnywhere Proxy is a reverse proxy solution designed to provide an additional layer of security. For more information see www.goanywheremft.com.