The Many Flavors of IDaaS: Choosing the Right One for Your Organization


In previous installments of this series, we discussed the emergence of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) and the benefits it offers. We also cleared up some of the most common misconceptions surrounding IDaaS. Now that you have a better understanding of the technology and its potential, let’s examine the most common IDaaS models, so that you can choose the right one for your organization.

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The 2 Most Common IDaaS Misperceptions


In our last post, we discussed some of the most compelling reasons for adopting identity and access management (IAM) in the cloud. Like most other cloud services, identity as a service (IDaaS) offers cost-effective, high availability and affordable scalability. However, as you consider the possibility of moving from your legacy, on-premises IAM system to the cloud, it’s vital that you begin with a clear understanding of common misperceptions that haunt the emerging IDaaS market; here are the two biggest ones:

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Managing Infrastructure with RapidIdentity Part 4: Checking the Status of RapidIdentity Password Filter Installations on DC’s


Today, I want to look at one of the ways that RapidIdentity allows administrators to automate tedious and cumbersome tasks. I’ll demonstrate a way to analyze Windows domain controllers for the presence of a specific software installation and also provide the entire RapidConnect action at the end of the post, so that you can modify it to fit your needs.

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IAM Explained - Configuration, Customization, or Out of the Box?


When organizations start or plan to start a new IAM initiative, one of the first steps they take is some form of requirements gathering. The idea is that the requirements represent the functional and nonfunctional (IAM) needs of an organization. Then, typically through some form of procurement, the organization attempts find a solution/service/product(s) that best aligns with those requirements.

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Managing Infrastructure with RapidIdentity Part 3: Managing Windows Hosts

Recently, one of our RapidIdentity customers ran into a conundrum. While the customer heavily uses RapidConnect to synchronize their various application and authentication identity sources, they awoke to a mass Email stating that during their morning provisioning the displayName attribute on every user in their environment was changing!

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Managing Infrastructure with RapidIdentity Part 2: Managing Linux Hosts

Information technology teams tend to have a lot on their plate in terms of installing, maintaining, and protecting various systems throughout the enterprise. The larger the environment, the darker the cloud that tends to loom overhead when it comes to managing even trivial tasks, such as installing management agents or antivirus and keeping them up-to-date. Typically, this is due to the fact that there simply aren’t enough hands on the team, nor hours in the day, to touch dozens or hundreds of machines in disparate datacenters.

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Managing Infrastructure with RapidIdentity Part 1: The Basics


At Identity Automation, we focus on providing solutions to meet a wide variety of our customers’ needs. As our name implies, “Automation” is an important aspect of our belief that consistent, repeatable activities are key to any successful IT endeavor. Our RapidIdentity product set allows our customers to follow in that mindset and to build, test, and deploy highly
tailored and effective management tools quickly, efficiently, and creatively. This all helps to minimize an organization’s staff efforts, while maximizing productivity.

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Building Web Services with RapidConnect Part 3: Building an Authorization Engine Example

In Part I of our “Building Web Services with RapidConnect” series, I described how to create a simple Web Service using RapidConnect.  To summarize, any RapidConnect action set results in having a new Web Service API method. The primary benefit is that users are limited only by imagination and available data to build powerful Web Services to use.

I then discussed in
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Building Web Services with RapidConnect Part 2: Virtual Directory Middleware Example

In Part I of our “Building Web Services with RapidConnect” series, I described how to create a simple Web Service using RapidConnect. To summarize, any RapidConnect action set results in having a new Web Service API method. The primary benefit is that as a user, you are limited only by imagination and available data in building powerful Web Services for your own use.

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Introducing the RapidIdentity Technical Blog Series


Our Technical Support and Product teams are often asked for advice and best practices regarding various technical subjects pertaining to our RapidIdentity software. Over the years, we’ve noticed that certain topics have a habit of popping up more than others. We knew that putting together step-by-step resources on these common topics would not only be educational for our customers, but would also enable them to explore these topics at their own pace.

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