In addition to providing several pre-built connectors to popular commercial applications, customers can integrate their own custom applications into the NextLabs platform through the use of a software development kit (SDK). With this SDK, organizations can centrally manage authorization policies for their custom applications, just as they can for their commercial applications.
The SDK allows developers to implement attribute-based access controls and authorization management into their applications. Developers create a policy enforcement point (PEP) for each of their applications to interface with NextLabs Control Center policy platform. These PEPs perform authorization checks based on user activities to enforce the authorization decisions of the “policy decision points” (PDPs). The PDPs provide a number of management, policy decision-making, event logging, and other functions that are independent of the application or system being enforced.
|Programming Language||Recommended Policy Enforcement Point Client or SDK|
|Java||OpenAz PEP Java client SDK|
|C, C++||C, C++ SDK|
|C#, .NET||C# SDK or OpenAz PEP, .NET client SDK|
|Microsoft COM||C++ SDK|
|Other cloud apps with remote PDP||REST API|
|ABAP/SAP||SAP JCo SDK|
|Externalized authorization management||Simplify and reduce administration time for access control policies|
|Integration with several different programming languages||Lower total cost of ownership by extending the NextLabs platform to include custom applications|
|Granular data access control||Secure information sharing across employees, partners, and contractors|
|Simple policy creation||Expedite application development for enhanced business agility|
|Streamlined risk analytics||Reduce the cost of compliance through more efficient data monitoring and audit|