Friday, March 09, 2012

IETF explores new working group on identity management in the cloud - Computerworld

Great article on the SCIM (simple cloud identity management) specification that you should read. The key paragraph to note is:

"Momentum for SCIM is going to be key," Land says. "We've got Google, Webex, VMware all saying that they've got it ready to go. You'll see a lot more of the smaller vendors, the middleware guys, build products with SCIM. Towards the end of 2012, we should start seeing implementations of SCIM within the enterprise."

I talked about this in my previous post on the topic “SCIM, PEX and what the parrot saw”. Momentum is exactly what I am hoping to see in 2012. Which companies will adopt it and release support for SCIM in their product? Google? Webex? VMWare? Any of those 4 would be great. All of those four would be awesome! Customers will ask us to support those platforms for sure. But it is pretty doubtful customers will ask us to support Ping Identity, Courion, UNBoundID or SailPoint.

I’m not a complete Doubting Thomas on this topic (sorry, it is Lent after all) – just a pragmatist.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Answers to Common Privileged Account Management Challenges

We have a webcast coming up on this topic and I’d like to invite you to join us for it. There are two times for the webinar: March 14 and March 16 so hopefully one of them fits your schedule. A few more details…

Access through privileged accounts is one of the most troublesome security and compliance challenges. Manually controlling administrative access is tedious and error prone and leads to a lack of accountability, auditing and, at times, administrators having more access than necessary.
Join Quest Software for this informative webcast where we will walk you through the issues of common privileged account scenarios such as:
  • Controlling remote vendor access
  • Enabling developer access to production
  • Managing the issuance and approval of credentials
  • Facilitating separation of duties
  • Providing limited rights for daily administrative tasks 
  • Managing a Sudo environment

You will also see a quick demo on how Quest One Privileged Account Management solutions help you control access through granular delegation and policy-based control of administrative accounts and tightly controlled and audited issuance of full administrative credentials.

Registration date and time information:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:00 PM EST

Friday, March 16, 2012 3:00 PM EST

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