Mark Rank

Mark Rank is the Director of Product and Customer Success at Cirrus Identity.

Recent Posts

Recent Twitter security announcement

Posted by Mark Rank on Jul 16, 2020 2:24:40 PM
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Topics: Social Identity, Security

Introducing Shared Cirrus Identity API keys for Cirrus Gateway

Posted by Mark Rank on Dec 2, 2019 8:02:43 AM

Why The Change?

This notice talks about the new Shared API Key for the Cirrus Gateway. Existing customers do not need to take any action at this time.

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Topics: Social Identity, Cirrus Identity

Recently announced security issue CVE 2019-3465

Posted by Mark Rank on Nov 6, 2019 3:29:42 PM
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Topics: SAML

Recent email from Google regarding shutdown of Google+ APIs

Posted by Mark Rank on Jan 30, 2019 11:26:18 AM

What happened?

On January 29, 2019 Cirrus Identity received an automated message from “GoogleDevelopers-noreply@google.com” with a title of “[Action Required] Google+ APIs and OAuth requests are being shutdown on March 7, 2019” (see above).

Customers have received similar messages and asked if any action is needed. This posting outlines what Cirrus Identity has already done and our recommended action for customers.

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Topics: Social Identity, OpenID Connect, Service Changes

Notice about LinkedIn API V2

Posted by Mark Rank on Dec 17, 2018 2:02:23 PM

What happened?

LinkedIn sent a notice titled "Important updates to the LinkedIn Developers program and APIs" to account holders that have setup API integrations. This would include any administrators that have setup LinkedIn login integrations for the Cirrus Gateway.

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes

October 8, 2018 Google announcement on protecting data and sunsetting Google+

Posted by Mark Rank on Oct 8, 2018 4:17:10 PM

Cirrus Identity is carefully monitoring the October 8, 2018 Google announcement on protecting data and sunsetting Google+ APIs (https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/).

Customers of Cirrus Identity may contact support@cirrusidentity.com with specific questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Mark Rank
Director of Product and Customer Success

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes

September 28, 2018 Facebook Security Update

Posted by Mark Rank on Sep 28, 2018 2:50:55 PM

Cirrus Identity is carefully monitoring the September 28, 2018 Facebook security update (https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/09/security-update/).

Customers of Cirrus Identity may contact support@cirrusidentity.com with specific questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Mark Rank
Director of Product and Customer Success

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Topics: Social Identity, Security

Facebook V2.6 API Upgrade Reminders - No Action Required

Posted by Mark Rank on Jul 9, 2018 1:15:17 PM

Some of our customers may have received one or more messages from Facebook that look like the following:

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes

SimpleSAMLphp OAuth and OpenID Connect module now available

Posted by Mark Rank on Apr 18, 2018 10:20:42 AM

Cirrus Identity is excited to announce the release of an OAuth2 and OpenID Connect (OIDC)
authentication module for SimpleSAMLphp. This development was made possible with
sponsorship by the Big Ten Academic Alliance and technical support from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Topics: OpenID Connect

Response to Recently Announced SimpleSAMLphp Vulnerability

Posted by Mark Rank on Mar 5, 2018 4:18:21 PM
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Topics: SAML, Security