At the end of last year NTT Communications (NTT Com)—the largest telecommunication company in the world—launched its API Gateway, which provides the platform that enables customers and partner companies to use NTT Com services while viewing and controlling information on their own systems and applications. A few months later in April 2015, NTT Com made available a developer portal for the NTT Com API Gateway. The portal enables system developers to use their own IT systems to directly browse and customize information regarding the application, operation and management of NTT Com IT services.
This week, on September 10, 2015, the company announced the launch of its identity and access management (IAM) designed for NTT Com’s API gateway. The flexibility that IAM provides will allow users to tailor access so that they can meet their unique business requirements.
The IAM function give IT administrators the ability to create and control a user group for each API, in addition to giving them the added ability to limit access to each function related to that API. Customers can also create user groups using a variety of criteria. APIs, IP addresses or other identifying information such as Arcstar Universal One or Enterprise One VPNs or circuit numbers can be used for authorization.
Extra services will be available in the near future, but as of now, the following NTT Com services will be compatible with IAM;
According to the company, the new feature will allow customers to continue using NTT Com’s network and cloud services for payroll, invoicing, troubleshooting and other mission-critical operations. Moving forward from here, NTT Com plans to offer a Software Development Kit (SDK) for its API Gateway designed to enable users to more easily utilize API consoles and check input and output online.