One of the key benefits of single sign-on (SSO) is the ability to seamlessly connect and authenticate your applications against your existing identity infrastructure.
The Gluu Server can act as a bridge between your existing identity infrastructure and your applications, leveraging user information across not only Active Directory, but any LDAP V3 directory. This enables an organization to launch a SAML and OpenID Connect SSO service, without adding an additional system that needs to be synchronized via existing identity management infrastructure.
Microsoft’s Active DIrectory is the preeminent user directory used by enterprises around the world for controlling access to important business applications. However, more and more cloud-based applications that are crucial to business have been developed using proprietary native user directories.
The solution is to seamlessly cache attributes on your dedicated authentication server and release those attributes as needed to applications and websites. This approach not only leverages the investment your company has made in Active Directory, but also provides maximum speed for each authentication transaction.
More than Active Directory
While Active Directory is in use by many large organizations, there are a number of alternatives for managing user identities. Gluu supports authentication against Active Directory or any LDAP V3 directory. If no LDAP is in place, the Gluu Server can be the authoritative source for user information. For an additional fee, Gluu can also sync user identities from RDBMS or MySQL databases.
There are a number of reasons why your organization may have more than one user database. Gluu uses a virtual directory VDS approach to give the organization the ability to consolidate attributes from multiple backend Active Directory or LDAP servers.
Have an IDM? We support SCIM
Gluu can seamlessly integrate with your Identity Management and User Provisioning via the SCIM protocol. Anytime a user is added, edited, or deleted from your authoritative source, whether it’s Active Directory or an IDM tool like Courion, Gluu makes the necessary adjustments for your single sign on service.