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Authenticate users with their Facebook accounts using Visual Guard
Posted by Liz Robertson on 09 October 2015 11:36 AM

With Visual Expert 2015, allow your users to identify themselves with their Facebook account (on top of classic username/password and Windows accounts).

With this feature you can:

  • Simplify the creation of accounts, and stay up to date with the latest methods of authentication.
  • Get to know your users better with information from their Facebook accounts

To get started with the Facebook account authentication feature, just add the Facebook plug-in in the Visual Guard administration consoles.

Facebook Console

Add facebook account

The next article will look at how to enrich Visual Guard user accounts with extended attribute parameters to improve Visual Guard’s integration into your applications.

Upcoming articles on Visual Guard’s new features include:

  • The ability to synchronize Visual Guard accounts with 20 extra parameters when using Active Directory accounts.
  • The ability to synchronize Visual Guard accounts with data from a functional table of users that already exists in your application.

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Enrich the profile of your users with extended attributes
Posted by Liz Robertson on 09 October 2015 11:33 AM

With Visual Guard 2015, add as many attributes as you wish into the definition of the Visual Guard users table. 

Create attributes by defining their name and type (string, integer, double, date/time, Boolean).

Sort and group by extended attributes.

Extended Attributes Sort and Group

Select the properties available to define the new attribute:

Extended Attributes Properties

The user profile with the extended attributes:

Search extended attributes

Extended attributes can be used as search criteria:

Search extended attributes

The use of extended attributes allows the user table of Visual Guard to integrate with the specifications of your management applications and avoid creating another specific table for the users.

The next articles will discuss the possibility of synchronizing Visual Guard user accounts with 20 extra parameters when using Active Directory accounts.

This will be followed by articles about synchronizing Visual Guard user accounts with data from functional user tables that already exist within your application.

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Governments around the world are promoting and standardizing the digitization of patient information in the healthcare sector - developers need to find an easy solution to implement these new standards and ensure that this information stays private and secure.

Specifically, we will look at how the United States has implemented certain regulations that obligate health care actors to add new features to their applications within a certain time frame; this requires a solution that meets standards across the board and is easy to implement even in existing applications.

  • Important features required by these regulations include:
  • Securing data
  • Auditing features
  • Restricting permissions to a need to know basis
  • Modularity

Visual Guard is a comprehensive solution for access control in .NET applications from Novalys. It combines authentication, permissions and auditing features in the same tool. A number of Visual Guard clients are public and private health care actors.

This article demonstrates how Visual Guard has been able to help meet the strict criteria of health regulations in the United States. It will look at why two major health care actors have integrated Visual Guard into their application.

Read the complete article - On Visual Guard Website - On Code Project Website

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New release - Visual Guard 5.1
Posted by Sandra Levy on 31 January 2013 10:00 AM
Visual Guard Version 5.1 is out - Read more
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New Release - Visual Guard 5.0
Posted by Sandra Levy on 31 July 2012 03:00 PM

Visual Guard 5.0 is out - Read More

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PBTV Webinar: Add Single Sign-On to PowerBuilder Applications
Posted by Sandra Levy on 08 December 2011 01:00 PM

It is essential to list all the important points to take into account when creating a Single Sign-On system. The principle of SSO may seem simple to explain, but in reality it implies numerous functionalities.
Additionally, your system may need to support certain complex technical specifications that will add to the functional complexity.

During this webinar we will list these points and present a solution that will ensure the success of your project.
This solution will be illustrated with concrete examples and case studies. We will also include information allowing attendees to calculate the ROI of each solution: software and material costs, implementation times, etc…

Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

View the recorded webinar

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