Web apps – The Directories http://thedirectories.org/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:38:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thedirectories.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-7-150x150.png Web apps – The Directories http://thedirectories.org/ 32 32 Progressive Web Apps or “going headless” – when is the right time to make the switch? https://thedirectories.org/progressive-web-apps-or-going-headless-when-is-the-right-time-to-make-the-switch/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:38:17 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/progressive-web-apps-or-going-headless-when-is-the-right-time-to-make-the-switch/ The popularity of mobile e-commerce is on the rise. According to PayPal’s 2021 eCommerce Index, 82% of Australians now shop on mobile devices. Google searches are also predominantly mobile, which has prompted Google to switch to mobile-focused indexing; meaning it now ranks websites based on their index of mobile versions rather than desktop versions. With […]]]>

The popularity of mobile e-commerce is on the rise. According to PayPal’s 2021 eCommerce Index, 82% of Australians now shop on mobile devices. Google searches are also predominantly mobile, which has prompted Google to switch to mobile-focused indexing; meaning it now ranks websites based on their index of mobile versions rather than desktop versions.

With consumers looking for a seamless mobile shopping experience and a fast mobile site that improves SEO rankings, retailers simply cannot afford slow and outdated mobile e-commerce sites.

However, improving the mobile shopping experience can be a costly, complicated, and time-consuming exercise. Gone are the days when simply reducing image sizes and minimizing code could adequately improve page speeds – for high traffic sites with big sales, the best way to really streamline mobile e-commerce is with a headless Progressive Web Application (PWA) solution. Used by some of the leading e-commerce sites including Coles, Officeworks, and Kogan, PWAs are the inevitable future of mobile retail. The trick is knowing when to make the switch.

The need for speed

Studies have consistently shown that a fast page speed will result in a better conversion rate. According to Portent’s research, an e-commerce site that loads in one second has a two and a half times higher conversion rate than one that loads in five seconds. Which, when translated into sales numbers, could add up to tens of thousands of dollars a day in missed revenue. In addition to prioritizing mobile-friendly sites with high SEO rankings, Google research found that website speed also improves customer defense. Research has shown that a reduction of just three seconds in page load speed increases the likelihood that consumers will recommend a site to friends and family by 10%, while a six-second reduction in page load makes them 26% more likely to recommend a site. to place. Faster page load speeds not only improve conversion and boost SEO, but also increase word of mouth marketing, which can be invaluable for retail businesses.

Go headless with PWA

The reason traditional websites tend to run so slowly is because the front-end (what buyers see) is created and delivered by the back-end application (the e-commerce engine). On busy retail sites, the back-end handles inventory updates, payment transactions, and liaises with the warehouse. These operations affect the front-end, frustrate customers, and ultimately decrease sales. Moreover, these traditional e-commerce applications also use data front-end technology.

Making a mobile e-commerce site “headless” solves this problem if implemented correctly. The approach separates the front-end application from the main application, allowing the whole experience to run at a faster speed. By powering the consumer side with Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) regardless of your technology choice, a PWA provides shoppers with a super-fast mobile shopping experience, even in the face of slow and spotty network connections due to the application. largely operating on the user’s device.

Black Milk Clothing

Australian fashion brand BlackMilk Clothing recently transformed its mobile e-commerce site with a PWA solution from Balance Internet. The new mobile solution was driven by the need to improve the brand’s mobile commerce experience, given that 80% of its traffic and 65% of its sales came from mobile e-commerce.

Being a very unique brand with a cult following, BlackMilk needed to increase its mobile speed to accommodate large increases in traffic following new releases and exclusive collaborations – such as the BlackMilk Pokémon collection that sold out in the first hour, and The Legend of Zelda’s Fall which resulted in four thousand five hundred visitors shopping on the site at once. By implementing a “headless commerce” approach, designing a high-performance PWA solution with an entirely new theme that would resonate with BlackMilk’s customer base, the PWA solution seamlessly supports the site’s extraordinary traffic volumes, making changes to live product data in the backend, while simultaneously processing orders in the front end. Ultimately, by switching to a PWA, BlackMilk was able to reduce product page load speeds by almost six seconds, reduce category load speeds by up to two seconds, and increase transaction count by 10%. .

A question of when, not if

As with all new technology, early adopters and tech giants were the first to use PWAs. But now, as technology improves and becomes more accessible, more and more retailers are considering adding a PWA migration to the roadmap.

Any retailer who has ever refreshed their maps website should definitely make sure that PWA is considered a core part of that upgrade. And it goes without saying that any new player in the market should build with PWA from the start. For everyone else, it’s probably something that will have to happen in the next two to five years or so. The demand for a seamless mobile shopping experience will only grow; and the more online retailers switch to PWAs, the more customers will expect this quality of experience.

For this reason, we anticipate that headless PWA solutions will soon become the norm for mobile e-commerce; so it’s just a question of when, not if, retailers should make the switch. It’s not just me and the Libra team supporting this view, Google is also evaluating its Ad Quality Score and SEO scores based on this technology.

The e-commerce landscape is changing. With a Retail Feed Enabled As a member, you have access to current e-commerce revenue and forecasts, traffic levels, average conversion rate, payment preferences and more!

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The curious case of user apathy towards web applications https://thedirectories.org/the-curious-case-of-user-apathy-towards-web-applications/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 05:30:12 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/the-curious-case-of-user-apathy-towards-web-applications/ “Every now and then on the web, powerful technologies emerge without the help of marketing departments or clever packaging. They linger and grow on the outskirts, becoming old hat for a small group while remaining nearly invisible to everyone else. Until someone names them,” said Alex Russell, senior software engineer at Google. Russell and his […]]]>

“Every now and then on the web, powerful technologies emerge without the help of marketing departments or clever packaging. They linger and grow on the outskirts, becoming old hat for a small group while remaining nearly invisible to everyone else. Until someone names them,” said Alex Russell, senior software engineer at Google.

Russell and his colleague Frances Berriman noticed a new kind of website in 2015 that provided a better user experience than typical online apps. All of these programs had one thing in common: they ditched browser tabs to live on their own while retaining their ubiquity and linkability.

This new class of apps was called Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) or web applications.

PWA: an alternative to native applications

Native applications can start quickly and reliably. They can also work offline and use push, sync, sensors, etc. However, the biggest problem with apps or any software is distribution. According to the Comscore Mobile Metrix report, users spend 87% of their time on native apps, compared to 13% on mobile websites. Re-engagement features keep users in the app, notifications keep users in the app even when it’s closed, and home screen icons stay visible. However, usage is extremely concentrated, with 80% of time spent in a user’s top three apps – it’s a win-win situation.

When it comes to native apps, mobile users visit about 100 sites per month, according to Google data. That’s the power of URLs; they meet specific needs. So here PWAs are rushing to help the web succeed on native apps. Coronavirus.app, starbucks.in, BMW.in, and news app flipboard.com are some examples of web apps.

Progressive Web Apps create websites that deliver an experience indistinguishable from native mobile apps. With PWAs, the web platform has achieved near feature parity with native apps. PWAs work without an internet connection, they can interact with the camera of the device, receive push notifications and in addition offer a much better distribution than app stores. Not to mention that the app works on iOS Android and the web from a single codebase.

So what the web lacked—reliability, native-app-like performance, notification bar, and home screen availability—was finally found in progressive web apps.

So why haven’t PWAs taken over native apps yet?

Experts say web applications suffer from an identity problem. Users expect to find apps on Google Play or the App Store and are used to this method of app discovery without prompts or dedicated promotion elements.

A step by step process of adding PWA on a home screen

Then there is the trust factor. When you download a third-party app, it indicates that the third party (Google or Apple) has certified that the app is safe to download. But here’s the thing, PWAs don’t need Google and Apple’s approval because they’re already guaranteed to be secure by design. A PWA cannot read your phone’s contacts, send text messages on your behalf, or access features on your phone that could expose your private information.

Some believe there is a branding issue associated with the name itself. The name ‘Progressive Web Apps’ or PWA is a mouthful and not catchy enough, and there is little awareness about it among common people. Developers often find customers distraught when they hear the word PWA, but it’s often epiphanic for them when it’s explained.

The lack of support from companies to start promoting the concept also seems to be a reason for the loss of PWAs.

At war with Apple

Besides user adoption, there have been challenges directly from the tech giant. Apple is giving PWAs a hard time by slowing the integration of its features into its systems. They even went so far as to completely deny support for some new APIs, like Bluetooth Web, USB Web, and Battery Status API. Their official line is that these APIs allow advertisers to identify users and therefore pose a threat to privacy. Some commentators, however, think it’s just a cynical front for their campaign to make web browsers a second-class experience.

Experts say the reason for Apple’s unwarranted behavior towards PWAs is personal gain. Apple doesn’t want people using the web instead of their App Store where they take a 35% cut on all transactions and keep you locked into their hardware.

Whatever the underlying reasons, these inconsistencies need to be addressed by developers when implementing Progressive Web Applications. That said, the popularity of PWAs continues to grow, albeit at a much slower rate than expected. And there are reasons to believe that there will be more growth in the future. Thanks to recent anti-trust cases, Apple’s App Store monopoly is now under the scrutiny of regulators. Apple may have no choice but to encourage the adoption of PWAs to prove to regulators that the App Store is not anti-competitive.

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How to Create Web Applications with Python, HTML, and Thonny https://thedirectories.org/how-to-create-web-applications-with-python-html-and-thonny/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/how-to-create-web-applications-with-python-html-and-thonny/ Python is a glue. We can use it to join different pieces of code together. As a language, Python is easy to learn and human readable, making it one of the most effective languages ​​for learning and general purpose programming. Part of Python’s charm is the many code modules that can be easily inserted into […]]]>

Python is a glue. We can use it to join different pieces of code together. As a language, Python is easy to learn and human readable, making it one of the most effective languages ​​for learning and general purpose programming. Part of Python’s charm is the many code modules that can be easily inserted into a project.

Thonny is a powerful yet simple editor for Python, and with the release of version 4, we wanted to use it to create a project. In this guide, we will be using the latest version of Thonny to create a web application that will extract Raspberry Pi stock data from rpilocator.com and use it to populate an array in our application.

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How Progressive Web Apps Can Improve Your Business — Retail Technology Innovation Hub https://thedirectories.org/how-progressive-web-apps-can-improve-your-business-retail-technology-innovation-hub/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/how-progressive-web-apps-can-improve-your-business-retail-technology-innovation-hub/ Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and mobile devices, more and more people are using them to access the internet and shop. However, despite the fact that the number of mobile users is constantly increasing, many companies are still not fully optimized for these types of devices. This can often lead to a frustrating […]]]>

Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and mobile devices, more and more people are using them to access the internet and shop.

However, despite the fact that the number of mobile users is constantly increasing, many companies are still not fully optimized for these types of devices. This can often lead to a frustrating user experience which, in turn, can lead to lost customers and revenue.

One of the ways to ensure that your business website provides the best user experience on all devices is to develop a Progressive Web App (PWA).

So, if you are looking for ways to improve your business website and make it more user-friendly, consider developing a PWA. This might just be what your business needs to take it to the next level.

What is a PWA?

A Progressive Web Application is a type of web-delivered application software built using common web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

It is intended to work on any platform using a standards-compliant browser, including desktop computers and mobile devices.

A PWA uses modern web technologies to provide an experience similar to that of a native application. With faster conversion and cleaner navigation capabilities, a Progressive Web App is a great way to improve user experience.

What are the benefits of using a PWA?

There are many benefits to using a PWA, including:

– They are fast and responsive which provides great user experience.

– They are reliable even in unreliable network conditions.

– They can be installed on your device as a native application.

– They are detectable by search engines.

– They can re-engage users with push notifications.

– They have an icon on the home screen which makes them easy to find and launch.

– They are more affordable to develop and maintain

What future for PWAs?

The future is very promising. With more and more businesses and organizations understanding the benefits of using PWAs, it’s only a matter of time before they become the new normal for web applications.

There are several reasons why they are so attractive. On the one hand, they offer a much smoother and faster user experience than traditional web applications. They also do not require users to install them on their devices, which makes them much more convenient to use.

In the future, we can expect to see more businesses and organizations adopt PWAs as their primary web application platform.

We can also expect to see more features and capabilities added to PWAs, making them even more powerful and useful for businesses and users.

PWAs are web applications that load like regular web pages or websites, but can offer the user features such as offline work, push notifications, and access to device hardware, traditionally only available for native mobile apps.

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Web applications provide a way to access cyberattacks in healthcare IT networks https://thedirectories.org/web-applications-provide-a-way-to-access-cyberattacks-in-healthcare-it-networks/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:09:12 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/web-applications-provide-a-way-to-access-cyberattacks-in-healthcare-it-networks/ HHS calls for increased security in latest dossier on threats to applications such as patient portals, telehealth. According to federal experts, web applications such as patient portals, telehealth services and online pharmacies can become openings for computer network attacks on doctors and health systems. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the […]]]>

HHS calls for increased security in latest dossier on threats to applications such as patient portals, telehealth.

According to federal experts, web applications such as patient portals, telehealth services and online pharmacies can become openings for computer network attacks on doctors and health systems.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the warnings and potential security upgrades in its latest threat brief, “Web Application Attacks in Healthcare.” HHS offers guidance through its Office of Information Security and the Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3).

“While there are a variety of web application attacks, there are also processes, technologies, and methods to protect against them,” the threat briefing states.

Web applications used

Web applications are application programs “stored on a remote server and served over the Internet via a browser interface”, according to the official definition. These exist as online forms, shopping carts, word processors, spreadsheets, video and photo editing programs, file converters, file scanners and email programs, including Gmail, according to the threat briefing.

In medicine, examples include patient portals, electronic health record (HER) systems, web-based email, medical resources for physicians and clinical decision support, aided design systems by computer for dentists, health insurance portals and inventory management systems.

Basic web application attacks can target an organization’s web servers through Internet-connected computers or programs, using software, data, and commands. According to HC3, there are many types of attacks that can give hackers access to view and modify records, or possibly act as a database administrator.

One example is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which is considered “extremely effective because it floods the victim’s network with traffic, rendering network resources, such as web applications, unusable”, the threat report states. . DDoS attacks can also serve as a distraction, allowing hackers to deploy more sinister malware.

Examples from health care

In 2021, web applications were the top vector for cyberattacks against the healthcare industry, in 849 incidents, including 571 with confirmed data leaks, according to HC3, which cited Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations report.

Examples include an incident in January, when a ransomware attack on a human resources and payroll vendor disrupted a system’s healthcare staff paychecks. In May 2021, a ransomware attack destroyed the patient portal of a California hospital system.

Historically, perhaps the best-known example of a web application attack dates back to 2014, when DDoS attacks harmed the online presence of the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network and Boston Children’s Hospital, who demanded a cost over $300,000 and lost donations worth more. $300,000. In 2018, a federal jury convicted a ‘hacktivist’, claiming affiliation with the online group Anonymous, of targeting the facilities due to a custody dispute between the state and the parents of a girl admitted as a ward of the state. HC3 cited this example and the US Department of Justice issued a press release about this conviction.

Add security

IT system administrators have a variety of processes and technologies available to protect against web application attacks, according to HC3:

  • Automated vulnerability scanning and security testing helps organizations detect and harden security weaknesses.
  • Web application firewalls are hardware and software solutions to filter, monitor and block malicious traffic from going to the web application.
  • Secure development testing is a practice for examining threats and attacks and making web applications as secure as possible.

HC3 offered basic recommendations for securing patient portals:

  • Implement a CAPTCHA, the online tests used to distinguish human users from computers.
  • Set a connection limit.
  • Use connection monitoring.
  • Filter compromised credentials.
  • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA), which requires a combination of two or more credentials to verify a user’s login. The Federal Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security has a dedicated AMF factsheet, and HC3 has offered a list of best practices and a number of free or low-cost resources for cybersecurity.

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Popular business web apps fail to implement critical password requirements https://thedirectories.org/popular-business-web-apps-fail-to-implement-critical-password-requirements/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/popular-business-web-apps-fail-to-implement-critical-password-requirements/ Specops Software has published new research on cybersecurity weaknesses in business web applications, including Shopify, Zendesk, Trello and Stack Overflow. Amid a wave of cybersecurity incidents related to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working, and nation-state activities, password security is more important than ever. However, this new research reveals that several popular business web applications have […]]]>

Specops Software has published new research on cybersecurity weaknesses in business web applications, including Shopify, Zendesk, Trello and Stack Overflow.

Amid a wave of cybersecurity incidents related to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working, and nation-state activities, password security is more important than ever. However, this new research reveals that several popular business web applications have failed to implement critical password and authentication requirements to protect customers.

Specops analysis revealed inadequate password and authentication requirements that could leave customers vulnerable, including allowing users to set weak and violated passwords, often with little or no strong authentication in place. square. On the other hand, email marketing service Mailchimp was found to be the most secure service analyzed, blocking 98% of known hacked passwords.

Detailed findings on each service’s password requirements include:

  • Shopify fails to prevent any compromised passwords, with its only requirement that passwords be at least 5 characters long. While checking the list of 1 billion known hacked passwords, Specops researchers found that 99.7% of passwords meet Shopify’s requirements.
  • Zen office prevents less than 2% of compromised passwords, with password requirements such as passwords must be at least 5 characters, less than 128 characters, and be different from a user’s email address.
  • Trello blocks less than 13% of compromised passwords, only requiring passwords to be at least 8 characters long.
  • Stack overflow prevents 46% of compromised passwords, passwords must be at least 8 characters long and include a number and a special character.
  • MailChimp blocks 98% of known compromised passwords, with requirements including a minimum of 8 characters and a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.

“While people are taught to secure their computers with anti-spyware, antivirus, and anti-malware software because of hackers, they aren’t taught how relentless hackers are with passwords. A hacked password can cause a lot of financial and personal damage. What is most shocking about these findings is that despite the popularity of web services, these web applications have not taken the necessary steps to reduce the risk of their customers falling victim to cybercrimes. In fact, they actually increased the chances of this happening by not implementing critical password and authentication requirements,” Darren James, internal IT manager at Specops Software told Help Net Security.

“Take Shopify, for example, one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world. Our results showed that Shopify fails to prevent any compromised password. With a single password requirement, either at least 5 characters, 99.7% of the known 1 billion hacked passwords met Shopify’s password requirement,” James concluded.

Shopify, Zendesk, Trello, and Mailchimp offer multi-factor authentication as an option when creating an account, but it’s not a requirement. Although Mailchimp and Stack Overflow have the most stringent password requirements of the services analyzed, neither requires multi-factor authentication or checks user passwords against compromised passwords.

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Azure Static Web Apps introduces API backend options https://thedirectories.org/azure-static-web-apps-introduces-api-backend-options/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/azure-static-web-apps-introduces-api-backend-options/ Azure recently announced the preview of new API backend options in Azure Static Web Apps. Developers can now build an end-to-end authenticated application calling APIs hosted on Azure App Service, Azure Container Apps, or Azure API Management. Static Web Apps (SWA) is an Azure service that automatically builds and deploys complete web applications directly from […]]]>

Azure recently announced the preview of new API backend options in Azure Static Web Apps. Developers can now build an end-to-end authenticated application calling APIs hosted on Azure App Service, Azure Container Apps, or Azure API Management.

Static Web Apps (SWA) is an Azure service that automatically builds and deploys complete web applications directly from a code repository, with GitHub and AzureDevOps integration. A common requirement of web applications is to call backend APIs for data and services and the functionality of SWA APIs provides built-in security with direct access to user authentication and role-based authorization data. Annina Keller, software engineer at Microsoft, explains:

You can link any of these resources to the named production or preview environments of your static web application. When bound, all requests to a route prefixed with /api are routed to your backend resource. Using a linked backend allows your front-end application to call your API without setting up cross-origin resource sharing (CORS), and allows Static Web Apps Authentication to work seamlessly and securely with your API.

SWA was already integrated with Azure Functions, allowing developers to deploy an API with the static web application without managing a separate Azure Functions resource. The new options instead support a “bring your own API” scenario, integrating a static web application with existing APIs hosted on other Azure services.

Source: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure-blog/new-api-backend-options-in-azure-static-web-apps/ba-p/3516882

App Service can be used to host APIs built with frameworks such as Flask, Express, Apollo, and ASP.NET, container apps to integrate with APIs and microservices running in serverless containers, and API management to aggregate multiple APIs into a unified API gateway. Martyn Coupland, DevOps Manager at Transparity, tweet:

This is really great news if you are using SWA or if you are using a single page application and want to integrate it with a backend.

In a separate learning series, Lee Stott, lead cloud advocate at Microsoft, explains how to deploy apps with SWA and why the service can be a first step for new developers. Stot writes:

SWA is now one of the best and easiest ways for students to build and deploy websites and with Azure for students and you do it for free.

The cloud provider has released best practices for SWA and a recording on how to use the SWA CLI. Among the current limitations of the new backend options, each static web application environment can only be configured with one type of backend API at a time, the API route prefix must be /api, WebSocket n is not supported (HTTP only) and the maximum duration of each request is 45 seconds.

The new option is only available in the SWA Standard plan. Built-in and managed Azure Functions APIs are available in all plans, including the free plan.

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Three Beautiful Web Apps You Should Know About https://thedirectories.org/three-beautiful-web-apps-you-should-know-about/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:57:42 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/three-beautiful-web-apps-you-should-know-about/ What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “To place”) uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also […]]]>

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Cee integrates web applications for certificate verification | News from Thiruvananthapuram https://thedirectories.org/cee-integrates-web-applications-for-certificate-verification-news-from-thiruvananthapuram/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 02:56:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/cee-integrates-web-applications-for-certificate-verification-news-from-thiruvananthapuram/ THIRUANANTHAPURAM: The Entrance Examination Commissioner’s Office has integrated its web applications with the ‘DigiLocker‘ Facility for quick verification of certificates of eligibility shared by applicants seeking admission to vocational courses in the state. The concession/priority claimed by the students was failing in the final physical examination of them in some cases, as there was no […]]]>
THIRUANANTHAPURAM: The Entrance Examination Commissioner’s Office has integrated its web applications with the ‘DigiLocker‘ Facility for quick verification of certificates of eligibility shared by applicants seeking admission to vocational courses in the state.
The concession/priority claimed by the students was failing in the final physical examination of them in some cases, as there was no mechanism to check the validity of the certificates in real time when the candidates upload them online. The integration of the centrally operated DigiLocker facility would help prevent errors related to the validity of most certificates shared by students when participating in the admissions process.
“Under the new mechanism, certificates filed by union and state government institutions would be directly accessible within the Commissioner’s web applications. Since it would be integrated with the verification system, verifying the veracity of certificates would be more accurate and less cumbersome,” the entrance commissioner said on Thursday.
Kerala e-District, Kerala Higher Secondary Council, CBSE, and various state universities are currently depositing their certificates in DigiLocker. The police station successfully completed the integration work on Wednesday. Online applications are available at https://cee.kerala.gov.in
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Microsoft 365 web apps now get the idle session timeout feature https://thedirectories.org/microsoft-365-web-apps-now-get-the-idle-session-timeout-feature/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/microsoft-365-web-apps-now-get-the-idle-session-timeout-feature/ by Alexandre Poloboc With an irresistible desire to always get to the bottom of things and find out the truth, Alex has spent most of his time working as a journalist, presenter,… read more Published on June 29, 2022 If online security is your primary concern, you’ll simply love this feature. The tech giant is […]]]>

by Alexandre Poloboc

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  • If online security is your primary concern, you’ll simply love this feature.
  • The tech giant is introducing an idle session timeout in all Microsoft 365 apps.
  • This function will be rheld in stages from June to August 2022.

Microsoft 365

It’s time to get a little technical and discuss one of the latest features announced by the Redmond tech giant. No, this is not a Windows 11 Insider build, it has to do with Microsoft 365.

Some studies conducted on remote work have indicated that people actually use unmanaged and managed devices to access corporate resources.

By far the most common reported scenarios involve signing in with the Microsoft work account to access company files.

The bad part of what we just said is that users who manage unmanaged devices usually forget to log out when they’re done.

In an unmanaged/shared device access scenario, users often forget to log out, exposing sensitive data to unauthorized access. This behavior continued despite safety training and company policy in place. This means more work for IT administrators in these organizations who want to protect their company’s data.

But don’t worry because the developers at Redmond have been working tirelessly to find a solution to the problem mentioned above.

Session inactivity timeout

The tech giant said it realized companies wanted a predictable implementation that allowed them to configure a timeout policy across all Microsoft 365 apps.

So, Session Idle Timeout is the solution that solves this problem, with several benefits of configuring this setting.

These benefits include data loss prevention, compliance, and a consistent user experience across all Microsoft 365 web apps.

Keep in mind that while the inactive session timeout feature is already generally available, it will be rolling out in stages from June to August 2022.

Also worth mentioning is that it will encompass Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for the web, Outlook on the web, OneDrive for the web, SharePoint, and the Microsoft 365 admin center.

That being said, note that Microsoft also has big plans to roll out this feature to government clouds later this year.

We’ll keep an eye out for any new details regarding this new security feature and update you as more information comes in.

Have you ever tested this idle session timeout feature on one of your Microsoft 365 Apps? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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