Month: June 2010

Fed-Prov and the Cloud: JIT Provisioning.Next

In my last post, I discussed the basic architectural model of Just-In-Time Provisioning, and some challenges it has in addressing enterprise needs related to cloud computing. In this post, I will propose some possible enhancements to the basic architecture that could address those challenges. Each of these solutions could be viable, though each seems to

Fed-Prov and the Cloud: JIT Provisioning to the Rescue?

In my last post, I talked about Advance Provisioning, and how it was problematic in the cloud world because of the integration work and pre-defined business relationships (at an IT level) it requires. A lot of the appeal in using and delivering cloud-based services is the ability to enable short-lived and limited-use business relationships (case

Advance (Federated) Provisioning and the Cloud

It’s pretty gratifying that some really smart people are doing a deep-dive on the ideas I threw out there in my “Federated Provisioning and the Cloud” deck and challenging some of the ideas in there. Means that I get to tap into the brain power out there in the identity community to flesh out the

My GlueCon Talk on “Federated Provisioning and the Cloud”

Last week I attended GlueCon, a 2-day developer-oriented conference focusing on the technologies that make/will make the cloud go. As usual, Eric Norlin and team did an excellent job curating a conference with lots of interesting content, some of which was quite new to me. And the energy levels were extremely high (I can’t remember