Evolve Your Portal
Revitalize Your WAM with Identity Federation
Your portal’s value lies in securing your resources, enforcing policies, and enabling authentication, authorization, and SSO. Web Access Management (WAM) solutions are a critical tool for your portal, and they thrive when they can access a single view of identity.
The Challenge: Improving WAM Deployments in Heterogeneous Environments
However, these tools struggle to extract rich secure contexts from multiple and diverse data sources. Such WAM packages also encounter problems when connecting to your SQL databases, limiting their capabilities. Integrating directories at the access management layer creates additional complexity and custom coding, and policies become tightly tied to specific data sources.
To optimize your WAM solutions—including CA Siteminder, RSA/EMC, IBM Tivoli Access Manager, and Oracle Access Manager—you need a global profile composed of all necessary attributes, offering a single version of the truth without the risk, hassle, and expense of building an enterprise directory.
The Solution: Virtualize and Cost-Effectively Extend Your Infrastructure
Deployed together with your WAM package, RadiantOne’s identity federation platform simplifies identity integration and delivers rich security contexts to your WAM solution, while shielding it from the complexity of disparate data sources or data structures.
RadiantOne enables you to:
- Easily add new populations to your existing data sources.
- Quickly access identities in directories, databases, and web applications for authentication and authorization.
- Deliver single sign-on for users spread across disparate sources thanks to the unified view.
Instead of using customized coding to add attributes required for your security policies, integration through our Virtual Directory Server (VDS) allows your WAM to focus on policy enforcement—not navigating a complex identity infrastructure. WAM solutions can instead access information via VDS, as if it were coming from a single user repository. VDS gathers the requested data from underlying backends, reconciles it, and delivers it to applications in the expected format and protocol. The WAM is shielded from the underlying complexity, and gains a complete set of information required for enforcing authorization policies.