Aggregation: Enterprises deal with a variety of identity silos, including directories, databases, Active Directories, and web services. However, most web access management (WAM) packages expect a single authoritative directory for authentication and/or authorization. RadiantOne VDS solves this problem by mapping all identity data into a common namespace, which can be accessed by any application.
Mapping: Disparate systems mean different schemas and objectclasses. VDS enables cross-application search of heterogeneous sources by mapping all objects and attributes to a common representation. Different views of the same data can be built as needed to accommodate new applications without synchronization or disruption of current sources or integration points.
Correlation: The Virtual Identity Wizard walks you through the process of correlating same-user accounts across identity silos, so that there are no duplicate identities in the global list. For each identity with accounts across multiple stores, attributes can be pulled from the original identity sources to create a rich global profile for authentication and authorization.
Profile extension through join: Authorization relies on a complete profile of users—including distributed attributes and group membership information—for proper entitlement and security enforcement. Unfortunately, traditional directory deployments require administrators to recreate this information in another user repository, or hard-code a solution that is brittle and unable to keep up with the ever-changing environment of most enterprises. RadiantOne VDS solves this problem through virtualization, extending identities using dynamic joins for real-time identity integration, and group migration to merge existing groups.
Identity integration: Integrate identity profiles from across heterogeneous sources into a common data model to easily publish customized views that match your business requirements.
Data modeling: RadiantOne VDS creates a model by reverse-engineering your existing data silos. That model exposes identities, resources, and their relationships. Leveraging this common data model, it’s quick and easy to create multiple views of your identity infrastructure.
Advanced caching options: VDS 6 has a choice of persistent caching options based on your deployment requirements and environment. Entries, queries, or modeled views can be cached for high performance and high-availability. The persistence of data modeled views (materialized hierarchical views) means query performance is no longer constrained by complex joins and searches across multiple data sources. VDS 6 offers either real-time or scheduled cache refresh, depending on the needs of your infrastructure.