Identity Management and Authentication - Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

With the accelerating adoption of cloud-based SaaS applications, organisations are increasingly facing new identity and access management (IAM) related challenges, including:

  • Proliferation of credentials
  • Separate user repositories for each SaaS application
  • Control of access entitlements and the identity lifecycle
  • IAM interoperability: enterprise, cloud and social media
  • Cloud identity authentication and provisioning: standards, proprietary integration and vendor lock-in
  • Mobile application authentication and credential management
  • Support for multi-factor authentication
  • Support for identity attribute aggregation
  • Identity gateways, bridges, routers
  • Consistent application of security and privacy policy
  • Scalability of cloud-based IAM

Galexia can provide an assessment of the impact of these challenges in an organisation, an approach for avoiding common pitfalls, and a roadmap that will turn challenges into opportunities.

Galexia offers a number of Cloud IAM services:

  • Policy development
  • Strategy development
  • Roadmap, options and costs
  • Product and vendor evaluation
  • GRC and auditing
  • Identity lifecycle business process analysis and re-design
  • Design principles and best practices


Case Study: AEMO - Single Sign On (SSO) with Cloud (Software-as-a-Service (SaaS))

Galexia provided AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) with options for implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) to external Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Our consultants performed an analysis of AEMO's authentication requirements, internal and external applications, and existing processes. We used our expert knowledge of cloud-based SSO technology vendors and solutions to select and cost the best approach, based on proven cloud identity design principles and best practices.


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