Simplifying Cloud Access and Provisioning with a Federated Identity Service
Cloud applications, including Microsoft Office 365 and SalesForce, work best with an authoritative source of identity data. This presents a challenge in complex environments where users’ identity and credentials are stored in diverse data sources, many of which are hosted on premises. A federated identity service based on virtualization consolidates and rationalizes multiple on-premises and cloud-based identity data sources into a single authoritative source, greatly simplifying SSO and provisioning to cloud applications.
Join Mark Diodati from Gartner and Wade Ellery from Radiant Logic on Thursday, June 14, as they discuss the complexities of managing identity in hybrid environments that include on-premises and cloud-based identity data sources. For large enterprises who are dealing with multiple AD forests and domains, Microsoft recommends consolidation, creating a “central” AD where all your accounts have been normalized.
Yet this is easier said than done. There may be users outside of AD—LDAP directories, databases—that need access to the cloud as well. And the target is also larger than just connecting to Office 365; sizable companies need to access all the other SaaS applications as well. Without a consolidated view, you have the N-squared problem, where there are too many brittle links between fragmented identity stores, enterprise apps, and cloud apps.
By consolidating multiple on-premises and cloud-based identity sources, a federated identity service simplifies both SSO and provisioning to cloud applications, including Microsoft Office 365 and SaaS applications such as SalesForce. Find out more on June 14!
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018.
Speakers: Mark Diodati, Research Vice President with Gartner, and Wade Ellery, Senior Solutions Architect with Radiant Logic