Category: Identity

Microsoft SPE: E3 or E5?

When it comes to deciding which Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) license fits your organisation best, there’s a lot of information to process. As you will be able to tell if you’ve read our guide to Secure Productive Enterprise licensing, SPE contains a lot of technology. Here we’ll make it easier for you to confidently make a… Read more…

A Guide to Secure Productive Enterprise Licensing

Get answers to the most common Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) licensing questions. Uncover the value of what SPE can bring to your organisation. At OCG, we speak to many organisations looking to harness the benefits of cloud and mobile solutions to release their workforce from the shackles of the past. Solutions that enable employees to… Read more…

Are you ready for GDPR?

Businesses must get ready for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will aim to return control over personal data to citizens and unify the European Union within the same regulatory environment. Replacing the Data Protection Act, GDPR is going to mean your organisation will have to change the way it handles personal information, or face… Read more…

Microsoft AAD B2B: New Features Now in Preview

As explained in my earlier blog post, B2B is a secure and hassle-free way of authenticating your partner identities so that they can collaborate with you. Authentication is based on corporate identities being stored in Microsoft Azure Active Directory, but doesn’t require your partner identities to belong to an existing Azure AD tenant. Now we’re excited… Read more…

Why linking HR and IT is crucial to identity management

When it comes to provisioning and deprovisioning user accounts, IT departments often don’t know who’s who in the organisation, or who should have access to what. They rely on being fed data by human resources (HR), the custodians of employee data. But how is this managed? How can users be managed in different environments based… Read more…

How to manage partner identities better with Azure AD B2B

It’s one thing having to manage the identities of users in your organisation’s directory; how tricky must it be to add users from your partners into the mix? The task is perhaps not as great as you’d expect, thanks to Azure AD B2B. Working out the best way to interact with partners, particularly where large numbers… Read more…

Identity: the new security perimeter?

Headlines and industry publications are full of dire warnings about the latest phishing scam or malevolent machinations by cybercriminals. So naturally CISOs focus on their network perimeter in an effort to prevent such exploits. And often they fail. Why? Because no one can control criminal exploits. And with the advent of enterprise mobility and the… Read more…

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…