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API Fortress Automates 3-Legged OAuth for API Testing and Monitoring

NEW YORK, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- API Fortress, the leader in continuous API testing, announces 3loa Helper, an open source application that automates 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows from the world's largest social and search providers. By simply integrating API Fortress with 3loa Helper, developers and test engineers can test and validate 3-legged OAuth flows.

API Fortress releases open source app, 3loa Helper, to automate 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows. 3loa Helper creates a UI interaction to execute the 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flow, and then generates an API for consumption by API Fortress (or any system). In this way, engineers can fully capture real world user behavior, which is critical as more enterprises embrace 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows from the world’s largest social and search providers.

"Too many tests today don't truly reproduce the user flows a production API sees," says Patrick Poulin, CEO and co-founder at API Fortress, "This leaves risky holes in a test plan, and ignores what is often the very first step for users."

It is difficult to automate 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flows for API testing because 3-legged OAuth 2.0 was specifically designed to require user intervention. 3loa Helper solves this problem by creating a UI interaction to execute the 3-legged OAuth 2.0 flow, and then generates an API for consumption by API Fortress (or any system). In this way, engineers can fully capture real world user behavior, which is critical as more enterprise users embrace 3-legged OAuth.

Now, API Fortress users may validate API authentication and handoff work consistently to collect accurate data about the reliability of login procedures for users. Enterprises should know how third-party authorization solutions are affecting their users.

For more information, watch the 3loa Helper video with API Fortress CTO and co-founder, Simone Pezzano. If you would like to collaborate in the open source project, please go to the GitHub page.

About API Fortress
API Fortress is a continuous testing platform for APIs that helps organizations accelerate releases while decreasing risk. Our API-first platform includes a full suite of continuous API testing, monitoring, reporting, and mocking tools to validate APIs with peerless accuracy before the APIs go live. Diagnose API issues earlier, faster with detailed reporting and real-time status pages. Deploy in the cloud or on-premises via a container. Test everything with one Unlimited License rather than seat-based licenses that no longer make sense for the continuous testing new reality. Non-disruptively integrate API Fortress with API management platforms, CI/CD pipelines, and other tools. Test REST, GraphQL and SOAP. Get started easily and write tests in your IDE or our downloadable Forge IDE, or use our codeless APIF Composer.

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