Case Study: Financial Institution
Migrating Away from Aging Sun Directories
Adding Value to the Business with a Federated Identity and Directory Service
Identity had become a real business bottleneck for this major Canadian bank with a global presence. The company had a complex underlying Active Directory infrastructure with many domains and forests, as well as many applications still relying on an aging Sun directory infrastructure. As requests to add new acquisitions and applications arose, the team was forced to do expensive and time-consuming customizations to connect each new user store and/or application into its web access management single sign-on solution and ensure that proper access could be granted. While the identity team had long recognized the value of more modern directory service with federated identity capabilities, it had struggled to sell this idea to the business—until the Sun Directory EOL was announced.