NTT Docomo deploys Authlete's web API access-authorization engine

Thursday 15 February 2018 | 10:17 CET | News
NTT Docomo has started deploying the Web API access-authorization engine of Authlete. The deployment is designed to enhance the security of open APIs for device providers and Docomo services, as well as to enhance collaboration among companies. Japan-based Authlete became an affiliate of the Docomo Group when NTT Docomo Ventures bought a stake in the company in November 2017.

Authlete's OAuth 2.0 is a framework in which users of a service can allow a third-party application to access their data hosted in the service without revealing their credentials (ID & password) to the application. Authlete is based on standards developed by the OpenID Foundation, a non-profit international standardization organization committed to enabling, promoting and protecting OpenID services.

The company also developed the ‘Authlete’ cloud-based service that supports the Web API authorization process based on OpenID Connect, a framework on top of OAuth 2.0 in which a third-party application can obtain a user's identity information managed by a service.

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