Access Management provides user identification, authentication, secure session management, and authorization services to applications and resources within the enterprise. Typical Access Control use cases include:
- Provide single or simplified sign on to applications,
- externalize application authentication and authorization decisions,
- reduce the number of usernames and passwords,
- reduce the development time for new services by standardizing and sharing security components,
- reduce user access administration costs by automating account provisioning activities for high volume systems,
- reduce help desk & password reset costs by implementing user self-service solutions
PathMaker Group has provided Access Management solutions to solve these use cases for clients as well as numerous others.
Web Access Control Provide single-sign on and secure session management to web-based applications including web portals. Typically includes authentication of users as well as high level authorization. When integrated with Provisioning or Role Management systems, the Access Management system can dynamically control access based on user attributes, role membership or other business criteria. PathMaker Group has years of experience implementing the market leading web access control technologies.
Enterprise Single Sign On (ESSO) ESSO allows for platform independent, automated authentication by allowing users to sign on to multiple applications once using a single set of credentials. Typical solutions require that users only authenticate once to an integrated system. As they access other applications, the ESSO system transparently authenticates them onto the target system. This allows for simplified password management as well as increased speed of authentication. PathMaker Group has experience providing these solutions across many industries including the medical field that utilize kiosk and remote access technologies.
Web Services-based Authentication Business have been looking at ways to control user access into systems for years. But now, with the proliferation of different platforms and technologies, they also have to be able to control that access across disparate technologies. Web Services, also known as SOA, is used in many cases to provide standards-based transactions across these different technologies. Please see the following white paper that discussed PathMakers use of SOA based authentication to provide user authentication to mobile devices.
Federation Federation is the means of linking a persons electronic identity and attributes to a trusted authentication source. Federation is commonly used to in scenarios where one organization wants to maintain control over its user population while providing authentication services to service providers, vendors and partners.