As information technology organizations look to revamp their IT infrastructure to join the cloud era, many are turning a critical eye to their various IT management tools. One area in particular is being reviewed heavily, and that is identity management. With so many new and exciting innovations happening in the IAM (identity and access management) space, many IT admins are wondering what to consider when renewing OneLogin™.
An Important Consideration
The real consideration when thinking about a OneLogin renewal isn’t whether this web application single sign-on (SSO) is a good solution or not. Rather, the important consideration has to do more with a rethinking of your overall approach to identity and access management (IAM). Because Mac® and Linux® systems, web applications (G Suite™, Salesforce®, GitHub, etc.), cloud infrastructure (AWS®, GCE, Azure®), and non-Windows® file systems (Box, NAS/Samba devices) are being leveraged with increasing frequency, the traditional identity management solution, Microsoft® Active Directory® (MAD or AD), isn’t able to keep up. As non-Windows resources, Microsoft has no incentive to provide built-in solutions that work out of the box.
Add-ons Like OneLogin Are Required With AD
With new tools being added to the enterprise, tremendous pressure is getting applied on your Active Directory implementation. Because Active Directory wasn’t designed for all of these new resources, it requires add-ons to make them all work. Mac and Linux systems require identity bridges. Web applications require SSO solutions. Cloud infrastructure user access management requires either manual SSH key management (spreadsheets) or another bolt-on solution all together. And these are just three examples. Tools like multi-factor authentication (MFA) and event logging each have to be stacked on top of AD as well. So, if AD were to fail, all those additional solutions would fail too, which is especially troubling given how challenging this setup is to maintain.
A New Solution Emerges
Over time, IT admins realized that too much is at risk to rely on a patchwork solution, so they sought a better way. The better way that more and more IT admins are (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Ryan Squires. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/what-to-consider-when-renewing-onelogin/