Web-Based Sign-On Server

Case Study


Fortent provides risk and compliance solutions to financial institutions, government agencies, and individuals in more than 100 countries. Endorsed by the American Bankers Association, Fortent technology is used by the world’s largest financial firms across 50,000 locations. Fortent’s expertise in regulatory risk allows them to offer the most advanced anti-money laundering, know your customer, and fraud detection systems on the market today.

Business Challenge

Faced with a mixed environment comprised of Java and .NET applications, Fortent was looking for a unique approach that would allow these legacy applications to remain intact. They also needed to provide access through a single sign-on that would handle the management of user entitlement to specified applications.

“We were looking for a local resource that could step in and take over development in an existing mixed environment. It helped that we were pleasantly familiar with SOLTECH, as we had previously used their resources from the staff augmentation side of their business.”

 – Joe Longoria, Fortent


Using a combination of AJAX, Java, JSTL, Spring, and Hibernate, we built a web-based sign-on server that managed new users and controlled their roles and permissions. Through the use of sophisticated session management in the local browser, a fast web services protocol (Hessian), plus, a cache located on each SSO server (EhCache), we minimized inter-server traffic and reduced the overall cost.


Our team delivered on the core issues, including central sign-on, central permissions, highly optimized inter-server communications, and a simple API that allowed developers to add systems if necessary.


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