Stop Token Misuse In Its Tracks

In our hyper-connected world, untold numbers of digital access tokens are exchanged every second. These tokens are the keys to accessing digital resources, like applications and services, and physical resources, such as cars, sensors, and light bulbs.

Bearer tokens are the cash of the digital world. Whoever has them can use them. And just as a shop owner is less concerned that the cash that you’re using is yours than they are that it is real, most digital systems only verify token validity, not possession. But there is a way to add another layer of security.

The ForgeRock Identity Platform is an early adopter of the OAuth 2.0 Proof of Possession standard, ensuring that a token presented by a client (for example, a web browser accessing an application, or an IoT device connecting to a back-end system) is presented by its rightful owner.

With the ForgeRock Identity Platform You Can:

  • Increase security by providing protection against token theft.
  • Provide a transparent challenge/response-style interaction to prove the client is the intended owner of the access token.
  • Allow organizations to confidently create applications and services to meet their customers’ needs, with less concern about token misuse from man-in-the-middle and other attacks.

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