What is an Identity Provider (IdP) and Do You Need One?

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Stephen Allen, Authentication Expert at Gemalto

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The explosion of cloud-based applications in the enterprise is making IT and security professionals rethink their cloud identity management strategy. By default, every cloud user creates an average of 17 cloud identities. But catering to 17 different user stores per employee or partner is simply not scalable from an administration perspective. And as if IT’s time is not precious enough, password resets account for 20% of helpdesk tickets. This adds to the compliance and security risks associated with cloud-based applications, which by default require only weak static passwords and offer no central point of management across disparate cloud-based services. Join Stephen Allen, Gemalto Product Manager for Authentication and Access Management, and learn how deploying an Identity Provider enables: •Cloud Single Sign-On for easy access to cloud apps •Regulatory compliance with standards such as PCI DSS •Reduced identity lifecycle overheads •Centralized management of cloud access policies •Increased security with step-up authentication

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