Category: Identity

Get top marks for student experience with CIAM

With application rates dropping and competition rife, getting top marks in the student experience league table is now the Holy Grail for the education sector. But with the ever-evolving student life cycle now stretching from pre-application to far beyond graduation, it’s imperative that a university’s customer identity and access management (CIAM) solution can facilitate these… Read more…

MIM Sync Engine Debugging: Should You Bother?

So far in the series, we’ve looked at why we test and how we do it. The next logical step might be a blog on how to debug your code in Sync Engine, but – since this article on MSDN covers that well enough, and since there are plenty of other blogs out there on… Read more…

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services Demo

In my last Identity Management Testing blog, we explored and highlighted the importance of testing, and the benefits doing this could bring to your organisation. This week, before we can start any testing, I want to focus on the tools we use to document and store test results. So, before we get to running tests,… Read more…

How to avoid ‘security fatigue’ with Azure AD B2C

A recent NIST Study has found that users are experiencing ‘security fatigue’. Security fatigue is caused by users having to remember yet another password, register for yet another online service, or being told they must do (or not do) something related to IT security. The impact is poor security, which leads to cyber-attacks and lost business.… Read more…

5 Privileged Access Management (PAM) best practices

As the threat from trusted insiders continues to increase, the need for Privileged Access Management (PAM) has never been greater. Gartner reports that by 2018, 25% of organisations will review privileged activity and reduce data leakage incidents by 33%. Those businesses that aren’t planning to review their privileged activity on a regular basis and follow best… Read more…

Authentication with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory allows access to a number of services, and authentication can be achieved in a number of ways. Outside of the standard deployment, there are federated options, and opportunities to provide secure access for partners and customers. Let’s have a look at how this all works…   How users authenticate with Azure AD… Read more…

Identity management testing: Why test?

What comes to mind when you think of Identity Management Testing? Is this the first time you’ve thought about testing? Is it something you push to the back of your mind?  This is the first entry in our seven-part blog series on Identity Management Testing. We will explore and explain why testing is important, and… Read more…

Single sign-on myths: 5 common misconceptions busted!

Dispelling single sign-on (SSO) myths is important. Scepticism from IT managers and security staff means businesses are missing out on a relatively simple opportunity to enhance protection and reduce costs. It’s time to expose some misconceived ideas and opinions on a crucial identity and access technology. Exposing the lies about SSO Using single sign-on means… Read more…

Office 365 DirSync has been replaced: The clock is ticking for businesses

News of an Office 365 DirSync replacement was hardly surprising. Microsoft has been making changes to the Office 365 environment at an unprecedented rate. While the majority of these updates have affected the services users access, the way that identities synchronise has also changed. As of 13 April 2017, DirSync will no longer be supported,… Read more…