A Federated Identity Service

Solving the Identity Fragmentation Challenge for Web SSO and Federation

If identity information from all the diverse data sources in your infrastructure could be integrated into “one version of the truth,” a host of benefits would be achievable: Enhanced security, single sign-on, faster authentication, smarter authorization and better, more tailored customer experience.

But the reality of your current identity infrastructure is fragmentation, with many types of identity data sources—LDAP, AD, SQL, APIs. Working within such a diverse infrastructure leads to a classic n-squared problem where companies try to make many hard-coded connections to many different sources, each with its own security protocols and data access requirements—and just end up with costly custom deployments and even greater complexity.

An integrated view of identity–one repository where all the identities exist with no duplicates—seems like an impossible goal.

Identity Chaos

Identity infrastructures struggle to keep up with the demands of ever increasing numbers of applications, types of devices, and user populations. Inside your identity infrastructure is a complicated collection of disparate data silos and hard-coded connections that will only increase with time.

Federation standards don’t address issues in the identity infrastructure

With the adoption of federation standards (SAML 2.0, OpenID/OAuth, OpenIDd Connect, a marked improvement has been made in terms of funneling access requests for applications to a common Identity provider (IdP) layer. However for most medium to large enterprises/organizations, implementing or extending the reach of an existing IdP has been a challenge due to the distribution and variety of their identity sources. Without some form of identity integration layer behind the IdP to address the fragmentation issues, the potential benefits of a flexible and scalable identity layer amount to empty promises.

IdP

With federated access solutions based on federation standards, the applications benefit from the funneling of all access requests to an Identity Provider (IdP). However, without some identity integration layer behind the IdP, the fragmentation issues are still unsolved.

Federated Identity is required to solve the identity integration challenge

The RadiantOne Federated Identity Service based on virtualization keeps identity at the center and provides you with a complete, flexible system for virtualizing, rationalizing, storing and delivering the different views needed by your applications.

Federated Identity Service

RadiantOne Federated Identity integrates your identity infrastructure by providing a central hub that functions as an access point for all LDAP, SQL, and REST-enabled applications across security domains and AD forests.

RadiantOne gives you a truly integrated identity infrastructure, providing you with an innovative solution to the fragmentation challenge so that you can achieve faster authentication, smarter authorization, and the kind of customized user experience that your customers now expect.