The term “Identity Fabrics” stands for a paradigm and concept of a comprehensive and integrated set of Identity Services, delivering the capabilities required for providing seamless and controlled access for everyone to every service. Identity Fabrics support various types of identities such as employees, partners, consumers, or things. They deliver the full range of identity services required by an organization.
Identity Fabrics are not necessarily based on a technology, tool, or cloud service, but a paradigm for architecting IAM within enterprises. Commonly, the services are provided by a combination of several tools and services, with up to three solutions forming the core of the Identity Fabric. Most organizations that are using this paradigm as a foundation for the evolution of their overall IAM tend to build on a strong core platform for delivering major features and complementing this by other solutions.
We will look at what must be in every Identity Fabric, and how to evolve from a foundational Identity Fabrics approach towards a higher level of maturity. The session will look at concrete capabilities per maturity level and service group within Identity Fabrics.
Managing access is a critical capability for the IT infrastructure of any enterprise, especially when dealing with over 6,800 integrated applications used by millions of authentication requests. Due to the increasing demand for availability, scalability, and support for market-specific customizations, as well as the migration of more products and applications to the cloud, we had to migrate our infrastructure and application stack to the AWS cloud. This stack had been introduced in an on-premises setup in 2017 and now follows modern paradigms such as GitOps, Everything as Code, and highly automated processes based on Service Layers and ForgeRock. Our main concern was ensuring that the integrated application landscape remained functional during the migration without experiencing any impact or downtime.
During this presentation, we will share our experience and discuss the key takeaways from our successful large-scale production system migration to the cloud, including:
We will be discussing an identity fabric model that allow for growth, ease of integration, and a way to future proof your organization.