FullArmor, a leading provider of Cloud security and management tools, today announced FullArmor Hybrid API (HAPI), which enables developers to transparently integrate direct authentication and access capabilities for on-premise Active Directory (AD) infrastructures into their Cloud and mobile apps. Using HAPI, apps can seamlessly support Active Directory login, provision/deprovision users and groups, and connect to internal, on-premise resources including file shares, SharePoint, SQL and more.

CIOs Demanding Active Directory Integration
Over 97% of enterprises have implemented Active Directory as their Identity Provider of record for managing employee authentication and access to internal corporate IT resources. There is no easy way for Cloud and mobile applications to connect to AD without establishing a VPN connection or requiring customers to deploy a Microsoft ADFS server. Both options are expensive and require ongoing management. With a rich set of APIs, HAPI makes it easy for developers to integrate and provide a direct connection to Active Directory.

Using HAPI, developers can enable their Cloud and mobile applications to support log-in into AD, gather user/group information from AD, access internal files from the Cloud without requiring a VPN, run a workflow from an on-premise instance of SharePoint, or print to a local printer from a mobile device.

Seamless, Secure Connection to the Enterprise
The FullArmor HAPI Platform provides an extensive set of APIs that enables software developers to:

  • Enhance Cloud and mobile apps with the capability for users to login to on-premise Active Directory instances
  • Make it possible for Cloud and mobile apps to directly query and provision/deprovision AD user/group information without the security concerns and latency associated with syncing
  • Eliminate the need to rely on VPNs or third party Identity providers to connect to on-premise AD infrastructures. The HAPI Gateway serves as a dynamic and scalable identity/authentication/access provider
  • Support hybrid access to both Active Directory and Cloud directory resources

“For the past 15 years, enterprises have utilized Active Directory for employee authentication and access to internal resources including files shares, printers and servers,” said Danny Kim, CTO for FullArmor Corp. “FullArmor Hybrid API makes it possible for software developers to add seamless Active Directory connectivity to Cloud and mobile apps without re-architecting their products or requiring customers set up a VPN connection.”

FullArmor Hybrid API is available immediately.