3 mins read — Oct 23, 2018

Rocket.Chat announces partnership with Gluu, live from All Things Open 2018

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by Isabella Russell

Rocket.Chat announces partnership with Gluu, live from All Things Open 2018

Rocket.Chat and Gluu jointly announce an extensive partnership today to collaborate on identity and access management (IAM) and strong authentication for community, enterprise, and institutional customers.

In accordance with this partnership, Rocket.Chat will work with Gluu to identify and support best practices for single sign-on (SSO), two-factor authentication (2FA), user enrollment, and access management in its industry-leading messaging platform. Gluu will in turn offer Rocket.Chat as an open source team collaboration and LiveChat platform to its clients.

“We are delighted to work with the amazing team at Gluu to offer our community and customers a robust, industry proven solution for single sign-on (SSO) and two-factor authentication (2FA),”

said Gabriel Engel, CEO of Rocket.Chat.

Rocket.Chat supports OAuth 2.0 out-of-the-box and can quickly be configured to use an Authorization Server (AS) like Gluu for user sign in. By leveraging open web standards like OAuth, OpenID Connect, and FIDO, organizations can significantly improve account security and reduce the likelihood of password-related hacking incidents.

“Rocket.Chat is the premier open source solution for team communication and the platform of choice at Gluu,”

said Gluu CEO Michael Schwartz.

“We are excited to work with the Rocket.Chat team to offer organizations around the world a secure and scalable solution for team collaboration and identity and access management,”

added Schwartz.

About Rocket.Chat

Rocket.Chat is the leading open source team chat collaboration platform that allows users to communicate securely in real-time on web, desktop or mobile and to customize their interface with a range of plugins, themes and integrations with other key software. With the launch of Rocket.Chat Marketplace in September 2018, users can build, browse and download apps on Rocket.Chat’s newest app ecosystem.
By opting for Rocket.Chat, users also benefit from a range of features including audio and video conferencing, guest access, screen and file sharing, LiveChat, LDAP Group Sync, two-factor authentication (2FA), E2E encryption, SSO, dozens of OAuth providers and unlimited users guests, channels, messages, searches and files. Users can set up Rocket.Chat on cloud or by hosting their own servers on-premises.
With more than 800 developer-contributors on Github, Rocket.Chat has the largest and most active community of chat developers in the open source communication sector and has won multiple awards since being founded in 2015, such as a 2016 Bossie Award for Best Open Source Application and first prize in the 2017 edition of All Things Open’s Startup Competition. To learn more, visit the website, check out the GitHub repo or follow @RocketChat on Twitter.

About Gluu

Gluu publishes identity and access management software that companies, universities and government agencies can use to securely identify people and manage what resources they are allowed to access. Using the Gluu suite of identity and access management software, an organization can leverage open web standards and free open source software to offer customers, employees, and partners single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication.

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