Tag: JIT Provisioning

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

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

“Push vs Pull” in Identity Management

My friend Ben Goodman over at Novell recently wrote a blog post arguing against the “future of identity is pull” movement that seems to be sweeping the nation (well, at least the hallways at the recent Catalyst conference). I’ll give him credit for having the conviction to go against the grain here, since the idea

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