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December Auth Node Roundup

The goose is getting fat.  Presents are wrapped.  Tree is up.  AND, some new authentication nodes have been added to the Backstage Marketplace.

Threat Management

The entire bot protection, threat intelligence and DDoS awareness space has grown massively over the last few years.  Instead of just relying on network related throttling, the auth trees fabric really makes it simple to augment third party systems into the login journey.

Two pretty simple nodes that were added include the OpenThreatIntelliegenceNode and the HaveIBeenPwnedNode.  The open threat intelligence node, basically calls out to the https://cymon.io site, sending a SHA256 hash of the inbound client IP address.  The response is basically a verification to see if the IP has been involved in any botnots or malicious software attacks. 

Have I Been Pawned is a simple free site, that takes your email address and checks if it has been involved in any big data breaches.  If so, it might then be prudent to prompt the user in your …