Tag: Cloud Computing

It’s All About the Conversation (At the Back of the Classroom)

Another year, and another Catalyst conference had come and gone. This one was very different. For one, the structure of the conference is very different from years past, focusing on thematic areas rather than topics of research. As such, there was no focused identity track, but rather a sprinkling of identity management topics throughout the

What the Cloud can do for Identity

There’s no two ways about it. This year’s Cloud Identity Summit was another incredible edition that brought together great content and really interesting discussions about the state and future of identity. It is definitely going to be fun watching the amazing community we have in identity use this conference as a platform to make a

And Now For Something Completely Different

At the Cloud Identity Summit last week, one thing was patently obvious – the agenda was filled with super interesting talks from very talented speakers. So given that I was talking about the riveting (not!) topic of user provisioning, I knew I had to pique peoples curiosity to draw them in. To that end, I

The Identity Glue for the Cloud Gets A Heavyweight

Something big happened in identity today, but it may not have registered on the seismic scale because of the company involved. VMWare announced the launch of the Horizon App Manager, an identity and access control platform for enterprises that want to securely adopt SaaS applications. An outgrowth of the TriCipher purchase last year, Horizon App

Building a Strong Foundation for Your Cloud with Identity Management

That was the topic of my talk at OpenWorld this year. Fitting, I think, considering the emphasis that was put on Cloud Computing at OOW this year, starting with Larry’s opening keynote on Sunday. In my session, I talked about how, thanks in large part to the emergence of cloud computing, enterprises are moving towards

Cloud and IdM Together Again – at OpenWorld

It’s that time of year again – when my blog goes silent because I have been heads down preparing for Oracle’s event of the year. And this year’s OpenWorld is jam packed with all sorts of goodness. The lineup in the Identity Management track is loaded with information, especially for anyone looking to learn more

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