Many enterprises are migrating to Identity management as a service (IDaaS) to take advantage of single sign-on (SSO) and the seamless management of user identities in software as a service (SaaS) applications. As enterprises leverage IDaaS across the hybrid cloud, they will likely require an identity bridge to overcome the “impedance mismatch” between on-premises, SaaS and partner topographies.

The identity bridge is important for both “to the cloud” and “from the cloud” application access. On-premises identity systems that leverage Kerberos and LDAP don’t make the leap to SaaS applications. External identities, like those of your partners or customers, won’t be able to readily connect from their environments to on-premises resources.

The purpose of this white paper is to:

  • Give solutions to these connectivity challenges
  • Define the three identity management disciplines required to provide SSO
  • Describe the attributes and capabilities of two identity bridges
  • Provide guidance for the selection of an identity bridge