Airports Company of South Africa and Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation have announced that Authentic8 came up with the best Single Sign On (SSO) access management system after launching a competition.
The Johannesburg-based team delivered an SSO solution built on the OKTA collaborative development platform. The team received R150,000 and immediately enters a seven-month incubation period at the Tshimologong Precinct to continue developing its solution.
Team Wakanda, with its ‘bringing it together’ solution, was second.
“Part of the role of the precinct is to support and grow the next generation of talent,” said Shaun Randles, Enterprise Development Manager, Tshimologong Precinct.
“We identified 50 impressive teams through the hackathon process, all of which had innovative solutions to the Airports Company South Africa access management system challenge.”
Airports Company South Africa owns and manages a network of nine airports in South Africa, including the three main international gateways of O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International Airports.
Humbulani Netshieneulu, Senior Managwer, Airports Company South Africa Socio-Economic Development, said the company is excited about the Authentic8 solution.
“The prototypes presented by both winners demonstrated an innate understanding of the challenges we face and the best possible solution for our access management,” he said.
“Using a platform for enterprise Blockchain, Airports Company South Africa is confident that together with Tshimologong’s guidance, Authentic8 will deliver a valuable solution.”