Appaloosa has several types of authentication available, a standard one and custom ones : SAML, OAuth, LDAP, Active Directory

Standard Authentication

This authentication is the default one on each of our plans.

It uses an email and a password. Once the store created, you can add users with their email address. They will receive an email with their auto-generated password and a link to connect or download the store. This password can be changed manually by the user.

When you add users via API, you can set the password for them on creation. The rest of the process is the same.

SAML or OAuth Authentication

What is SAML ? What about OAuth ?

To be straightforward, SAML and OAuth are authentication protocols allowing Single-Sign On (SSO).

Single-Sign On is the possibility for a user to sign-in once to a trusted authenticator (your company's servers for instance) that will then send the relevant information (name, email, user groups) to the linked services without having to type the password again.

Why should I use SSO with Appaloosa ?

If you have a SSO identity provider at your company, connecting Appaloosa with it is quite interesting for two main reasons.

Security

Your collaborator won't need to have a new password to remember. What would be the point of a private app stores if everybody writes down the password on a Post-It ? With SSO, the employee uses the same password as with the rest of the company's services. In addition, we never have his password or login in our hands, you have total control over the information you transfer to us.

Usability

On Appaloosa, you can add users and create groups one by one, via CSV import or API. With SSO, we can directly synchronize your targeted user base and the groups already created within your system. That way, user addition and deletion is seamless.

What does it look like once setup ?

Once setup, you will have a dedicated URL (store.yourcompany.com for instance) that you can communicate to your employees. By opening that URL on their phones/tablets, they will access your company's authenticator where they can fill in their usual credentials. Once logged in they will be able to download your enterprise's apps.

How do I set it up ?

If you are interested in setting this up for your company, you can get in touch with our sales team at sales@appaloosa-store.com. We are also available if you still have questions.

For more details, take a look on our article about SAML Authentication

LDAP Authentication

What is LDAP

LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is an industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services.

Why should I use LDAP with Appaloosa ?

Pretty much for the same reason as SAML and OAuth, security and usability.

What does it look like once setup ?

Once setup, you will have a dedicated URL (store.yourcompany.com for instance) that you can communicate to your employees. By opening that URL on their phones/tablets, they will access your company's authenticator where they can fill in their usual credentials. Once logged in they will be able to download your enterprise's apps.

How do I set it up ?

If you are interested in setting this up for your company, you can get in touch with our sales team at sales@appaloosa-store.com, or just hit the chat button!

Active Directory

I know my company has an Active Directory, do you support it ?

In many cases, Active Directories use SAML or OAuth as their Authentication protocol, so it should be compatible with Appaloosa.

To check that, we can organize a call with the person in charge of Enterprise Authentication on your side. You can get in touch with us at sales@appaloosa-store.com or just hit the chat button!

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