Application Programming Interfaces
The PortalGuard server has numerous interfaces that can be accessed directly for those wanting lower-level integration or more control over PortalGuard’s default behaviors.The following languages all have separate APIs that you may consider using.
- PortalGuard is installed on a web server
Communication with the PortalGuard server can also be performed using a .NET assembly currently available in C#.This can allow your IIS-based application to call out to PortalGuard for authentication decisions.You would use this API if you wanted to implement your own user login interface, but utilize PortalGuard as the authentication engine in the background.
- Application server is using IIS 6.0 (Windows Server 2003) or later
- .NET 2.0 framework or later is installed on the application server
Communication with the PortalGuard server can also be performed from your Java or J2EE application server.This interface is a Java Native Interface (JNI) wrapper around the C++ API that follows.It would be used in similar scenarios as the C# API.For example, you could implement a 2FA JAAS module by creating your own JSP-based user login interface and calling out to PortalGuard as the authentication engine.
- Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or later
The lowest level API interface for PortalGuard is the C++ API.This is a compiled DLL written in native C++ code.While it does require stronger attention to detail (e.g. memory management) it is also the most powerful interface.All PortalGuard back-end functionality is implemented at this level to ensure the fastest performance.
- Windows Server 2003 or later
- Versions are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures
PortalGuard server is installed