A typical connected business of today relies on users who are constantly on the move and using various applications and devices. These users are now using their own devices for ease of access and prefer to sign in just once. Basically, the connected business caters to people who would like to use their Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn credentials to access other information on their own devices. Here’s the catch: an individual’s identity needs to be validated across these applications, and this needs to take place in a manner that will ensure security as well as speed of access and ease of use.
Identity management is used to directly influence the security and productivity of an organization. This can enforce consistency in security policies across the organization. Identity management is particularly advantageous when complying with rules and regulations enforced in some critical domains by governments. This is where WSO2 comes into the picture.can also be a means to provide access to resources to outside parties without compromising security. Controlling access to resources increases organizational security. A system that uses a proper identity management solution is easier to audit. Additionally, there are automated password reset capabilities.
An identity management system would typically have the following.
- User stores and directories
- Authentication of users
- Authorization of users
- Single sign-on
- Access delegation
- Password reset
- Account locking
The Identity Server and the solution it provides