Tag: Just-In-Time Provisioning

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,

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

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

Visitors Have Identities Too (to manage, use & abuse)

I just got back from a trip to Europe, where I had the opportunity to visit a number of Oracle (including former Sun) IdM customers. During the trip I (quite unintentionally) got some insight into an area of enterprise identity management that I had not considered before – Identity Management for Visitors. Over the last

“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 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