Use cases

Potential use cases

Integrated Applications

harbourmaster is suitable for authorization and authentication in a multi-component application where CMS, online shop, blogs, and other modules are integrated smoothly.

Single Sign-On on premise

harbourmaster can be operated in your own environment for performance purposes in an highly integrated application scenario or for high data security and compliance requirements.


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harbourmaster is available as freemium single sign-on with the Drupal 8 plugin as part of the Thunder distribution where other applications or mobile apps have to be integrated.

Customers and Case Studies

Mein schöner Garten

A Germany-based publisher uses the harbourmaster SSO to provide a single login to its user over 4 different systems.

The Drupal 8-based publishing site www.mein-schoener-garten.deuses the Drupal 8 Thunder Module

The Shop uses a Harbourmaster API based SSO integration

The Forum uses the Authentication Gateway to integrate the Java based Forum in the SSO

The Foto Community uses the OAuth2 Flow to integrate with the SSO

InStyle Shopping Deals Mobile App

The iOS and Apple Watch APP InStyle Shopping Deals uses the harbourmaster SSO iOS SDK to integrate user registration, login and profile updates. Users can register with facebook or an e-mail and password. The SDK provides a JWT-based login and user information sharing with the app backend.

WIRED germany

A Germany-based publisher uses the harbourmaster SSO to implement a subscription-based premium content strategy on the drupal based publishing website Users are allowed to register by e-mail and password or via social login like facebook.

An integration into the membership shop was part of the intial rollout. Allowing the purchase of a combined magazine and online subscription with instant access to the premium content on the website. The subscription status of a user is managed by a 3rd party system with API integration into the harbourmaster SSO. (coming early 2017)

A Germany-based publisher uses a Headless CMS approach to create its website. Additionally, the HTML content is highly cached in a CDN.

The harbourmaster SSO widgets provide a personalized component to the statically cached HTML.

harbourmaster is also integrated in a third-party loyalty program.