Play by Play: Authenticating External App and Service Integrations with Salesforce
by Don Robins and Chuck Liddell
In this course, you’ll learn how the authentication and authorization mechanisms work, and your options for connecting external inbound and outbound integrations to your Salesforce org.
What you'll learn
Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Authenticating External App and Service Integrations with Salesforce, Chuck Liddell and Don Robins demonstrate how to choose from the many options available for securing external app and service integrations with Salesforce. Learn an overview of TLS and HTTP network mechanics, Apex callouts using Named Credentials to cleanly separate code from authentication configuration, OAuth and common Salesforce OAuth flows, and authenticating inbound calls to various Salesforce APIs using both SOAP and REST. By the end of this course, you’ll have gained deep and valuable insight into the flexible and powerful authentication mechanisms available for both inbound and outbound Salesforce integrations.
About the authors
Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker.
A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to
admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge
sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning
Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce
conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and
workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... moreas a
Salesforce Training Partner.
Chuck comes from the trenches of enterprise Salesforce development. A developer and consultant on the platform for the last decade, he holds 21 Salesforce certifications and is a Salesforce MVP. Entrepreneurial by nature, he took his most recent startup, Valence, an ISV with a native integration product on the AppExchange through the inaugural batch of the Salesforce Incubator. First and foremost a technology architect, Chuck focuses on communication: between technical and business teams, dispar... moreate technology stacks and systems, different layers of an enterprise architecture. He is constantly innovating and pushing the Salesforce platform to do novel, clever things in real-world projects. Having two professors as parents, Chuck comes to education naturally and even worked as an adjunct professor teaching graduate students at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Chuck sees education as a service to his community, a way to give back and serve others. He is a regular speaker and organizer at Dreamforce and other Salesforce-centric conferences, as well as at a variety of other technology conferences and events. Chuck is also group leader for the Salesforce Hawaii User Group. When not on the road at conferences and teaching, Chuck can be found at home in Honolulu where he runs his ISV business and serves on the selection and mentor committee for the Honolulu-based Blue Startups accelerator.