Tag: Provisioning

More Things about Federated Provisioning

My previous post on federated provisioning generated some interesting responses, both in the comments and in the blogosphere (see responses from Ian, Pamela and Pat Patterson). The topic has been so engaging (starting with Jackson Shaw’s post) that while I was writing this post I saw that Dave Kearns has made it the topic for

The Thing about Federated Provisioning

Ian Glazer recently blogged about federated provisioning, saying “Federated provisioning should not exist; there is only provisioning.”. Well, I think he’s both right and wrong about this. Let me explain. Suppose two companies, Acme and Omega enter into a federation agreement, whereby employees of Acme will be able to access a service at Omega using

We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!

UPDATE (August 27, 2008): I have updated the blog post to avoid violating certain copyright issues with Gartner Gartner has released their latest Magic Quadrant on User Provisioning. It’s good to see that we have built on our previous success to emerge as one of the best (if not the best) in the Provisioning industry.

Whoa! Talk about trying to spread FUD

A colleague of mine forwarded me this Sun blog post by Paul Walker commenting on the rise of Oracle IAM to leadership status. I read it with some amusement, as I remembered my days at Thor when I, a hard-working serf in a startup, would rail (in private, as I didn’t have a blog back

Getting the Last Word In on Metadirectories

I doubt it. I doubt that there will be a last word on metadirectories for a long time to come. Technology that works has a way of sticking around, even when they have outlived their purpose, and are forced into the substrate of a new and improved “solution”. But I did want to respond to

Virtual Directories + Provisioning = No more Metadirectory

There has been an interesting discussion going on regarding the fate of metadirectory technology. Dave Kearns talked about it in his newsletter recently (see: Is the metadirectory dead). In it, he quoted Jackson Shaw, who brought it up as context to HP’s recent retrenchment: “Let’s be honest. The meta-directory is dead. Approaches that look like

Announcing Oracle Identity Manager 9.1

The latest release of Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle’s best-in-class user provisioning and administration solution, has finally hit the shelves (so to speak). Release 9.1 has been eagerly anticipated for a while now, and brings with it a host of new features and usability improvements. Below are some of the highlights of the release (You can

Oracle in Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant for User Provisioning

A lot of people wait with bated breath for Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports on various technologies to come out. And in a relatively new and evolving space like user provisioning, the report carries even more weight in influencing the consumer base. Gartner just published their report on User Provisioning, and for the second year in

The Simple Things Seldom Are

It’s amazing how often we (and by “we” I mean those of us who deal with the high flying world of identity management) get brought back to earth by the reality of everyday life. Usually, this happens when someone asks such a simple and obvious question that we wonder how we overlooked it in the

Update: Generic Technology Connector Links

Jason Sears posted a comment regarding the lack of information about the Generic Technology Connector I discussed in a previous post. Since this is a fairly new feature of the product, the public information available is somewhat limited. Below are the links I have found that can provide you some information. Oracle Identity Manager 10gR3