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Leveraging BoxyHQ’s Open-Source SSO for Greater Market Reach and Compliance: MonkeyFit

· 3 min read
Schalk Neethling
Customer Success, Community, DevRel - @BoxyHQ

In the ever-evolving tech landscape, companies face myriad challenges in scaling, security, and compliance. MonkeyFit's journey, as detailed in a comprehensive case study, demonstrates the power of strategic solutions in overcoming such hurdles. Their passion to deliver best-in-class software and offer secure products in LATAM (Latin America) led them to adopt BoxyHQ’s enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) solution, a choice that catalyzed significant advancements in their business operations and market positioning within the region.

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What was the motivation to implement enterprise SSO?

José (Pepo) Arellano (MonkeyFit): We had a specific requirement to meet security controls with an important client.

What factors led you to select BoxyHQ (SAML Jackson) for this implementation?

José (Pepo) (MonkeyFit): We liked the ease it offers in terms of documentation, and of course, the fact that it is open source facilitated the implementation.

Can you elaborate on both the direct benefits and second-order benefits you observed following the adoption of the solution?

José (Pepo) (MonkeyFit): During development, SAML Jackson provided a well-documented and clear flow for making calls to the tool, reducing time in spikes and R&D compared to a direct integration with identity providers. Currently, SAML Jackson allows us to focus on maintaining and improving our code, leaving behind the maintenance of integration with identity providers. Thanks to SAML Jackson being Dockerized, we don't face downtime issues in critical functionality of the platform, such as sign-in and signup. Due to the use of SAML Jackson as middleware between identity providers, we now support both SAML and OIDC, opening the door for future clients.

In terms of business impact, how much time did it save your team?

José (Pepo) (MonkeyFit): We calculated savings of at least 5 sprints, but in reality, the most valuable aspect, besides time, was the knowledge gained; the framework significantly accelerates development.

Did incorporating BoxyHQ assist in accelerating your journey toward achieving SOC 2 compliance?

José (Pepo) (MonkeyFit): We are on the path and it definitely helps.

Have you seen any significant growth in acquiring enterprise clients as a direct result of utilizing SSO?

José (Pepo) (MonkeyFit): Yes! Mainly in industries more conscious of information security practices. It is very well-received.

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