Centrify extends Identity Management and Single Sign-on
Centrify Identity Platform now supports both Partner Identity Management and Customer Identity Management use cases
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, announced that its Identity Service offering now supports secure collaboration via federation for business partners and single sign-on (SSO) for end customers. Partner identity management is now delivered through identity federation support with other leading identity providers, making it easier for organisations to share identity information. To further enable customer identity management, Centrify now offers social identity support and SSO support for OpenID Connect applications, making it easy for customers to login to an enterprise’s customer-facing applications.
Centrify’s comprehensive Identity Platform has historically secured system and application access and streamlined provisioning for employees, contractors and privileged IT users. Now, the platform extends to manage identity for business partners, customers and outsourced vendors. With data centres located in the US, Europe, Singapore and Brazil, as well as data centres announced today in Japan and Australia, Centrify now offers organisations across the world a single platform to manage all their identity-related needs.
“We are thrilled that Centrify now offers a complete Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution across the entire spectrum of an organisation’s internal and external users — employees, privileged IT users, contractors, business partners, third party vendors and end customers,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer for Centrify. “The addition of partner and customer identity management expands our market reach to a whole new set of organisations — those who need to share apps that are deployed on-premises or in the cloud with their business partners and end customers. Centrify’s Identity Platform can now become part of any organisation that wants secure, unified identity across all applications and systems irrespective if they are deployed in the cloud and/or on-premises.”
With Centrify’s new Business-to-Business (B2B) support, organisations can now share applications with their business partners without having to manage partner identities. With Centrify, employees at partner organisations can authenticate through their own identity provider for single sign-on to shared applications through a Centrify Identity Service cloud tenant.
Centrify’s new Business-to-Customer (B2C) support lets consumer-facing companies focus on building websites and services, while offloading the burden of customer identity management to Centrify. The Centrify Identify Service solution provides an authentication platform that allows consumers to authenticate to websites, portals and SaaS applications via social ID authentication, self-service registration and cloud-based login. Centrify gives end customers the flexibility to either create a new user account in Centrify’s cloud-based directory or authenticate using their existing social identity from services like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Microsoft.
These new capabilities can easily be deployed directly from Centrify Identity Service or developers can leverage Centrify’s RESTful APIs to integrate these features into their own applications. Support for OpenID Connect also lets businesses authenticate their users across their entire web presence without having to maintain password files.