Security

WSO2 Identity Server: what is it and how can your company benefit from it?

9th February 2017

The growing number of IT users and resources in companies makes it increasingly necessary to have an identity management that is both safe and efficient. This management has an ever-growing complexity, which drives us to resort to infrastructures that enable a comprehensive control over the identities accessing our company’s information.

“WSO2 IS is an open-source identity server that is capable of connecting and managing a myriad of identities across various applications”

WSO2 IS is an open-source identity server that is capable of connecting and managing a myriad of identities across various applications, such as mobile devices, APIs, Cloud and IOT. It is the most efficient tool to cover this spectrum, since by using a single user ID, the user can take advantage of the permissions that he has been granted to safely access information. This credential management task enables the management of resources that each user can access without security being compromised at any time.

-What you need to know to implement WSO in your company, here!-

WSO2 Identity Server: A proof of constant evolution

During the last two decades, identity management has been a key component of large IT infrastructures, but now that importance is on the rise, since computers and workplace devices are interconnected. Microsoft achieved such a functionality in 1999 with Active Directory (AD), but the current diversity of working platforms makes it no longer useful for the needs of the market. Nowadays, you can find an open-source identity server such as WSO2 Identity Server out on the market, which is capable of managing identities across various platforms, systems and services.

Advantages that set it apart

  • New features. WSO2 IS uses Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), an access control based on the fine grain policy and SSO. On top of that it adds features such as identity token transformation and mediation for integration between internal and cloud applications, such as Salesforce, Google Apps y Microsoft Office 365. It offers group management, multi-option, multi-step authentication to provide flexibility when selecting authentication options and allowing for a robust multi-factor authentication.
  • Streamlines access. With bulk identity management, the user will only require a single login to access resources, without the need to enter their credentials for each service. This prevents them from remembering long passwords, and accelerates work.
  • Full security. Users are always handled within a safe database since, at times, their privileges are managed via group methods, while at other times access is authorized within each of the company’s IT resources. It is also possible to combine both techniques.
  • WSO2 IS can work across different systems and platforms seamlessly. An IS that would not offer this option, such as those based on Windows and others, would no longer be useful. This is the reason why it is preferable to acquire one that does not have this drawback.

-What features and components compose the WSO2 platform?- 

“WSO2 Identity Server is a superb way to streamline work, simplify internal management and increase our information’s security”

With this open-source identity server and a single credential, many users can access the services for which they have permissions, and do so at once and with absolute safety. This access can take place across different platforms and devices. A superb way to streamline work, simplify internal management and increase our information’s security.