What is identity synchronization?
Identity Synchronization is the process of bi-directionally synchronizing objects distributed across disparate data sources (directories, databases or applications): a change in an object in one source, at the attribute level, or for the whole object can be reflected into many other connected objects. Since each application requires access to different aspects/attributes about the user’s they serve, identity synchronization is a key process used within most large enterprises.
What does identity synchronization look like in the wild?
Identity synchronization can take on different forms like Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), a process seen often when deploying a data warehouse, and provisioning/deprovisioning which is the process of creating, disabling, and updating accounts based on a given workflow. The RadiantOne platform offers identity synchronization as one of its key capabilities. Once the global, unique identity image has been built, it can serve as the reference source that gets synchronized with any number of target data sources either on-premise or in the cloud.