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,

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