Tag: Federated Provisioning

SaaS to SCIM: Show Me the Money!

I’m on my annual pilgrimage to the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and obviously one of the topics of interest has been standards. In his ‘Hitchhikers Guide to Identity’ talk (a blatant ripoff of mine!), Patrick talked about Standards being one of the pillars of the emerging Identiverse. And in the always

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

Time To Put Your Thinking Caps On

Mike Neuenschwander has dubbed July as Identity Conference Month. And he should know, given that so many of his signature moments were on stage at the Catalyst conference that will be returning at the end of this month (July 26-29 in San Diego). Catalyst is always the most thought-provoking identity event of the year, but

SCIMming the Surface of User Provisioning

This should be interesting! By all accounts, one of the main reasons that SPML never achieved traction was that application vendors were not involved in developing or deploying the standard. The effort to standardize provisioning of accounts was driven largely by the provisioning engine vendors. The result was an unwieldy standard that nobody could figure

Beyond SPML: Access Provisioning in a Services World

Another Burton Group Catalyst conference has come to a close, and as always it was a treasure trove of stories, ideas and conversations. Which is why it was great to have the uncertainty around the conference laid to rest when it was announced that it will be back next year (July 26-29 in San Diego,

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

It’s gonna be a jam-packed May for Identity

This is probably an anomaly, but May is shaping up to be a pretty jam-packed month for me in the identity-related conference circuit, with some great events going on where I will be speaking/hoping to speak. My participation is still subject to some approvals coming through, but I’m fairly confident on that front. So there