A Federated Identity & Directory Service

Solving the Identity Fragmentation Challenge

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 a better, more customized customer experience.

But the reality of your current identity infrastructure is fragmentation, with many types of identity data sources, including 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 Won’t Solve 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 organizations, extending the reach of an existing IdP has been a challenge due to the distribution and variety of identity sources. Without some form of identity integration layer behind the IdP to address fragmentation issues, the potential benefits of a flexible and scalable identity layer can’t be achieved.

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.

You Need Federated Identity to Solve the Identity Integration Challenge

The RadiantOne FID federated identity and directory 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 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 FID 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 your customers now expect.

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