Review - BMC Identity Management for .NET

BMC IdM for .NET offers a suite of solutions in .NET environment including workflow, directory management, audit, self service, password management, Web single sign-on, and federation.  Pros: – Automated HR driven provisioning – Role based access control – Easy to navigate UI – Connectivity Broker (web service) for seperation of duties and connect to either ADAM or AD – Comprehensive audit and…

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Review - MIIS SP2 Password Management Beta 1

A major new feature in MIIS SP2 is Q/A (question/answer) based password reset self service. The password management application has 4 UI compoments on top of MIIS SP2: User Registration, Password Self Reset, Password Helpdesk Reset, and Admin. Pros: – Easy intallation with msi package – Flexible question configuration with admin defined or user defined questions…

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Review - Microsoft IAM Group Management Solution

One of group management solutions is part of Microsoft Identity and Access Management Series and you can download from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=794571E9-0926-4C59-BFA9-B4BFE54D8DD8&displaylang=en or http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/identitymanagement/idmanage/default.mspx?mfr=true The group management is a subset of “Provisioning and Workflow” in the series. The code is written in Visual Basic. In my environment, I don’t have Sun One and Lotus Domino. So I simply commented out several lines of provisioning…

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Review - M-Tech ID-Sync

M-Tech has a suite of Identity Management products. ID-Sync is a user provisioning tool. Pros: – Built in workflow engine – Integration with Microsoft MIIS – Provided SAP MA – Fast provisioning time – Provision of non-HR identity data – Reasonable cost Cons: – HR is not authoritative (it is one of targets, not a source in provisioning) -…

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Review - Microsoft CLM (Certificate Lifecycle Manager) Beta 1 (renamed from Alacris)

Don’t let the word “Beta” fool you. CLM Beta 1 is actually renamed from the latest Alacris RTM version. Pros: – Turn key system and no coding is required – Can manage both smart cards (including USB tokens) and certificates – Feature rich self service Web UI – Built-in work flow engine to handle approval and notification…

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Review - Quest ActiveRoles Server

Quest ActiveRoles Server enables automatic user/group provisioning and make entitlements management easier. Pros: – Rule based automatic provisioning – Role based administration – Easy to navigate UI – AD focused but also handle Unix/Linux users/groups with Vintela Authentication Server – Dynamic group support – Fast provisioning time (instant – 10 min) – Postphoned deprovisioning – Comprehensive audit and reporting…

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Review - Axalto .NET Smart Card

Axalto (Schlumberger) has developed the new .NET Card Technology to seamlessly integrate with current software such as Word, Exchange, Windows XP, Windows CE, and upcoming products based on the .Net technology. The technology contains a multi-application smart card framework, which enables loading applications developed in any language supported by the .NET framework of Visual Basic…

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Review - RSA SecurID

SecurID for Windows fully integrates with Microsoft’s Active Directory and enables domain-level access management along with new offline capabilities. At backend, RSA ACE Sever is required. The client requires the RSA ACE/Agent installed. The SecurID generates one time pass code and user types in PIN and pass code to logon.  The pass code is synchronized…

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Review - Real User PassFace

Real User’s Passface™ system is a cognometric method of personal authentication – based on the measurement of an innate cognitive function (of the human brain), specifically: its ability to recognize familiar faces. As with passwords and PINs (knowledge-factor authenticators), with Passfaces™ there is a shared secret between the user and the system. However, instead of…

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