SERAS 1.0.3

The SKyPRO Enhanced REST API Service (SERAS) makes it easy to develop and expose REST APIs for any LDAP based data server. It can be configured as a highly flexible, resilient and scalable system (clustered).

 

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) has been around since the 1990s. It is a good protocol for accessing directories, but unfortunately it is not web-based. SKyPRO has now developed an Enhanced REST API Service (SERAS). This highly scalable, manageable and adaptive service provides web-based REST access to any LDAP data.

    
Security
  • No Passwords transmitted. If configured accordingly no password will ever be transmitted over the internet, tokens will be used instead
  • Only allowed operation performed on the SERAS. You define all allowed data operations, all other not explicitly allowed operations will be blocked
  • One stack to secure. SERAS enables you to implement REST APIs that:
  • can support all client environments
  • can connect to several LDAP data sources at the same time
  • Reduced attack surface using SERAS. You secure the REST APIs you define. If there is a breach, then just these APIs are exposed and not the data
 
Separation of Software Development and Data Access

Today Twitter, Youtube and Facebook's identification services allow hundreds of companies to generate business thanks to REST and REST APIs. REST is the most logical, efficient and widespread standard in the creation of APIs for internet services. SKyPRO’s SERAS allows an administrator to separate data access from business logic and specify a clearly structured REST API service. Front-end programmers with strong development skills (application developers) can then focus on the more pure business logic tasks.

One API

Another huge advantage of SKyPRO's Enhanced REST API Service is that data managers are able to build RESTful APIs that can be readily accessed by any development language without requiring any driver software to be installed. All modern languages and even legacy languages such as COBOL and Fortran support HTTP/HTTPS and hence REST out of the box.

 

Microservices

Today ubiquitous connectivity is essential. More and more companies are looking to adopt to the new microservices architecture and agile development techniques that break down large, monolithic applications into smaller modules. RESTful services align themselves very naturally to that architecture design principle and enable small and more autonomous teams to iterate faster by providing smaller increments of needed functionality, getting feedback from customers and iterate again.

 

Requirements

  • Java 8