Tag: IDaaS

Will GDPR Kill Risk-Based Authentication?

No, I’m not declaring another thing in identity management dead. Instead, I’d like you to join me in exploring something that has been bugging me quite a bit lately. Risk-based Authentication can cover a spectrum of capabilities, but most generically it is a passive authentication factor that tries to measure the risk of a particular

The SCUID has a new home. At CA Technologies

Identity is the key to a secure, agile, cloud-based world. Which means that managing and using identities has to be easy, seamless, inherent, cost-effective. Enabling that was the mission when I joined Identropy to build what would become SCUID. We believed that the future of identity management lay in the cloud, and required a fundamental rethink of the business

It’s about Provisioning, not provisioning

In 2010, I gave a (in retrospect somewhat optimistic) talk at the Catalyst conference in which I described a pull-based architecture for account provisioning. SAML was a central part of that architecture, especially in supporting Just-In-Time  (JIT) Provisioning, which I was sure was going to be important to the evolution of enterprise cloud applications. In 2011,

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

The Hitchhikers Guide to Identity

Sounded simple enough. Join forces with Pam and Dale to put on a 3 hour workshop at the Cloud Identity Summit exploring all things identity management, each of us having a whole hour in which to dazzle the crowd. And with an awesome theme like the Hitchhikers Guide to help us keep it entertaining. This was bound to

Cloud-Based IAM is Bigger, Better, Stronger than On-Prem IAM

That is the position is set out to convince people of with my talk ‘IDaaS: The Now Big Thing‘ at this years Cloud Identity Summit. Even with the words ‘Cloud’ and ‘Identity’ in the name of the conference, and even with a fairly friendly crowd, I knew that this would be a somewhat daunting challenge.

The IDaaS Powered World

Last week I was in Colorado for the Defrag and Blur conferences. Defrag bills itself as ‘the premiere thought leader discussions about “what’s coming next” in technology’. And it certainly lived up to the billing, as I attended some great talks from folks like Paul Kedrosky, Jeff Ma, Ray Wang, Jay Simons and Jeff Lawson.

So is Windows Azure AD a Provisioning Engine?

While the identity community is consumed by the “SAML is a Zombie” and “OAuth is Evil” debates, I wanted to go back to a slightly older topic of discussion. Almost 2 months ago (my, how time flies when protocols are being given the business), I wrote about Windows Azure AD and the necessity to understand

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