Negate scope of errors by taking down manual intervention
Manual management of user information is an inefficient and inconsistent way of exercising enterprise access protocol. Patchy or no automation of provisioning/de-provisioning of users into IT systems leaves scope for errors and system vulnerabilities.
Identity Bridge paves way for better automation of IT tasks, to power through a strong Hybrid IAM Infrastructure
- Correctly synchronizes the target sources with IdM setup to remove scope for error.
- Allows for optimal resource utilization as time consuming repetitive manual tasks get automated.
- Encapsulates strategic integration of technology into the IT systems, bringing efficient management of identities.
Why protocol driven identity conversion and integration is needed in a hybrid environment? In order to harness the full potential of the hybrid environment and automate the management of multiple users, IT professionals are using tools such as Identity Bridge and Identity Connect. Using these tools are making the life lot easier for the admins as they can now access the data from Active Directory and manage users in an automated fashion. Further, all the syncs are made in real time. Companies are increasingly using Active Directory to manage their assets and their users. This means, all the users in the company and their respective access to resources such as desktops or laptops, mobile devices, file shares, VPNs (virtual private networks), printers and other such internal resources are managed with the help of Active Directory. This also involves moving data from many sources in and out of on-premise and on-cloud. You can simply guess the load on the Target Source such as the Enterprise Active Directory to manage identities. This is where the above tools of Identity Connect/Bridge come in handy. These tools utilize the consistent identities input and conversion driven by protocol to figure out that the messages are lined up with their individual access criteria and these are important for the user/identity mapping. Identities are fetched from many sources which are trusted and are directed to the IAM platform in a single route. Identity information is converted into the required format to be used by the end user. There are some pre-configured rules to establish the correct end user and these rules are used in target sources routing. Active Directory Bridges are taken out of the equation by both Identity Connect and Identity Bridge. This is done to achieve bi-directional transition in real time. Standard Identity Management concepts such as Active Directory integration, password policies, roles (entitlements) users, etc. are employed in these tools. This helps in achieving transition of literally infinite number of identities in real time between cloud IAM setup and on-premise setup. These tools facilitate managing users with the help of the data already placed in Active Directory. Any changes in the Active Directory are constantly monitored by these tools and they update linked software. This is done in real time. This can also happen on a regular schedule, or both. These tools also untangle flow of identity in hybrid system and that too in real time. Thus, they take the clutter away and the burden on the Target Source is reduced substantially.