Using a shared user directory for user authentication across server farms has been a common pattern since the 1990's. Microsoft adopted it with Active Directory, but we've had NIS deployments for many years. Can Okta Advanced Server Access (ASA) work where user authentication is delegated to a central shared directory? Yes. This article looks at … Continue reading Can ASA Work With a Shared User Directory and Linux Servers?
This is a trimmed down version of an article I published on LinkedIn on Jun 11, 2020 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/look-iam-red-hat-enterprise-linux-david-edwards-iamdavid-/). For a recent engagement I had to 'page back in' long-forgotten aspects of identity and access management (IAM) for Unix/Linux, specifically the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system. I couldn’t find a comprehensive guide to all … Continue reading A Look at IAM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Continuing my theme of exploring IGA topics and “the Cloud”, I thought it worthwhile looking at SCIM and its adoption since it appeared eight years ago. The System for Cross-domain Identity Management, or SCIM, is the current rockstar of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA). It’s a lightweight data model utilizing JSON and REST that seems to solve … Continue reading SCIM Will Solve All Your IGA Problems, Right?