Identity: Consolidation or Federation?

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 17, 2018 TIME: 14:30-15:30 LOCATION: ALPSEE


Whether it’s a need for cloud SSO, smarter authorization, or a common view of customers for better user experience, the demands for an integrated view of identity keep piling up. But in the current identity infrastructure, user information is distributed in many diverse data stores that may include LDAP directories, SQL databases, and web services. Given this fragmentation, getting a fully integrated view of identity for each user—and providing applications with the view that suits their unique needs—presents a demanding challenge.

With the adoption of federation standards, a marked improvement has been made in terms of funneling access requirements to a common Identity Provider (IdP) layer. Unfortunately, without some form of identity integration layer behind the IdP to address the fragmentation issues, the benefits of a flexible and scalable identity layer amount to empty promises. A Federated Identity Service based on virtualization provides a complete, flexible solution for integrating, storing, and delivering identity data.

In this presentation, Michel Prompt, Founder & CEO at Radiant Logic, will describe why a federated identity service is an essential component of the future identity infrastructure. Attendees will learn how it enables enterprises to achieve global integration and scalability of identity, while keeping local ownership in the data sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • Consolidation of your Active Directory domains and forests, as well as LDAP, SQL, and web service sources
  • Identity correlation and union for "one version of the truth"
  • A common profile—by joining attributes across data silos
  • Scalability and storage—how to scale to meet the demands of a modern identity infrastructure by leveraging a new implementation of LDAP based on search and Big Data


Michel is a world-renowned software developer, and a serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO and co-founder of Radiant Logic. In the IAM space, he is the co-inventor of the virtual directory category and context representation/semantics in Identity Management and Databases, holding multiples patents....

Authorization is the single area of IAM which is most challenging. This is partially due to the intrusiveness to applications, but also due to the lack of widely adopted standards. While there is logic in moving towards centralized, dynamic and policy-based authorization management (or, in short, ABAC), it is hard to succeed in that journey.

This panel will focus on the way to best integrate applications such as COTS software, cloud services, and home-grown applications, with a solution for managing authorizations centrally. How to do it best? Is it still XACML? Is it OAuth 2.0? Are proprietary approaches best-suited here? And how to build your applications in a way that you can change the Authorization platform without changing application code?


David is the VP Customer Relations at Axiomatics AB, the leader in externalized authorization management. In his day-to-day job, David helps customers architect authorization solutions that enable secure data sharing in compliance with compliance and privacy regulations. David's main area of...

Gal is a recognized specialist in cyber security with specific focus on identity and access management. In the past 16 years she has defined solutions to customers, wrote the project specs, technical documentation, presentations and training. Gal holds a B.Sc in Physics & Computer Science...

Loren has spent his career working in Taiwan, Utah, California, Boston and Colorado building high-performing teams that plan, develop and deliver some of the best software and cloud services in the world. His broad functional expertise spans product lifecycle management, program management,...

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Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2018

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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Mr. Levent Kara
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  • May 15 - 18, 2018 Munich, Germany