Cloud identity service gets provisioning, management

Symplified Tuesday introduces CIM first edition

Cloud identity provider Symplified Tuesday added provisioning and management capabilities to its service platform that lets users create a bridge between their in-house directories and cloud-based applications.

The company introduced the Symplified Cloud Identity Manager (CIM), which works with corporate directories and online applications to provide account creation, provisioning, modification and de-provisioning features.

11 open source companies to watch

This first edition of CIM integrates with the Force.com application platform run by Salesforce.com. Companies can store user data on Force.com and access it via Symplified's identity platform and combine it with internal user data. Symplified plans to support other cloud-based application platforms, including Amazon's EC2.

CIM lets administrators manage user account data stored with cloud applications just like they manage users in their directories. Users also can integrate internal and cloud-based user data to create specific access controls that may combine authentication attributes from a corporate directory with personalization features stored in a cloud-based application.

Companies also can use CIM as a single console to manage internal user account information and partner data that is stored with the cloud-based application. That feature means users aren't forced to manage partner data on their internal directories.

"With the interface inside our product, Active Directory and Salesforce.com look identical in terms of how you use them for authentication, access control and personalization," says Eric Olden, co-founder and CEO of Symplified.

One of the dirty little secrets of moving critical applications to the cloud is how do companies apply the access controls, provisioning, auditing and compliance chores they perform internally.

Symplified is attempting to solve that problem with CIM, which is an add-on to its SinglePoint Cloud security platform, a sort of middleware that provides Web single-sign-on, access control, auditing and identity virtualization.

The Simplified identity add-on has three components.

The SinglePoint Identity Manager lets Salesforce.com serve as a hosted user repository for single sign-on, authentication, access control policies and Web personalization.

CIM provides a provisioning interface for users (including self-service password reset), and administrators (including policy management and configuration changes). And the Cloud Provisioning Gateway taps the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) to manage user identity in cloud applications.

CIM can integrate with provisioning systems from Oracle, CA, Quest, Identropy and Sun.

CIM is priced per user, but the company has not set pricing and only will say it will be in line with its other per user pricing, which ranges from $1 to $3 per month.

Follow John on Twitter: twitter.com/johnfontana

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags CloudCIMSymplified Tuesday

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

John Fontana

Network World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?