Archive for February, 2011

February 10, 2011

Identity management and single sign-on (SSO)

Identity management has become a very important issue in IT today. As Web applications have grown throughout the years to support many of our business processes, these same applications have expanded the number of users, groups and roles that must be managed. The more systems that are put in, the greater the burden on the systems administration and help desk teams. If we list the number of accounts we are holding to operate business application, it’s huge. If we don’t have an identity and SSO, below are the major problems.

a) Too many credential
b) Which one for which application
c) Multiple logons
d) Provisioning new accounts
e) Password management
f) Auditing user activity
g) De-provisioning users
h) Managing non-employees access