How To Succeed in Identity Management Without Really Trying

Marc BoorshteinAmazon Web Services, Cloud, Cloud Native, ficam, icam, Identity Management, Implementation Costs, Linux, Open Source, OpenShift, Red Hat, sso, user provisioning

I do identity management the manual way! If it works and I control it then there I stay! The Company Way – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying When I was a kid my parents took me to see Matthew Broderick in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, a show that pokes fun at American corporate … Read More

Marc BoorshteinHow To Succeed in Identity Management Without Really Trying

ICAM on a Purchase Card

Marc BoorshteinCompliance, ficam, icam, Identity Management, Implementation Costs, Open Source, sso, user provisioning

If you’ve done any work for or with the US federal government, you’ve heard the acronym ICAM or FICAM.  It stands for the Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management standards outlined at https://gsa.github.io/ficam-arch/.  These are a set of standards agencies should follow when it comes to identity management, items like using your PIV cards for authentication and providing audit frameworks.  In … Read More

Marc BoorshteinICAM on a Purchase Card

OpenShift Compliance and Identity Management

Marc BoorshteinCloud, Cloud Native, Compliance, Identity Management, Implementation Costs, Open Source, OpenShift, Red Hat

The OpenShift team at Red Hat has put together a GREAT compliance guide for OpenShift.  This doc does a great job detailing each control in NIST 800-53.  There’s one major compliance issue that this document explicitly leaves to the “Organization” – identity management.  As you go through this document you’ll notice that nearly every control that deals with identity management … Read More

Marc BoorshteinOpenShift Compliance and Identity Management

MyVirtualDirectory 1.0.0 Released

Marc BoorshteinCloud, Identity Management, Implementation Costs, Open Source, Uncategorized

I started MyVirtualDirectory nearly ten years ago as a hobby project to “keep my claws sharp” since I wasn’t doing much programming.  Today I’m proud to announce that after multiple revamps, production deployments, and feature enhancements MyVD is now ready for 1.0.0! LDAP is the protocol thats been “dead” or “dying”, depending on who is pontificating on the subject, for … Read More

Marc BoorshteinMyVirtualDirectory 1.0.0 Released

Tremolo Security at ISSA International in Dallas, Tx

Marc BoorshteinAmazon Web Services, Cloud, Drupal, Identity Management, Implementation Costs, Infrastructure as a Service, Kubernetes, Linux, Open Source, OpenShift

We’re proud to be a sponsor this year of the Information Security System Association’s (ISSA) international conference.  We’ll be in booth 707 and I’ll be presenting with my colleagues about the US National Capital Region’s Identity and Access Management Program (IAMS) at Secure User Application Access in a Hurry on Thursday November third at 11:30 am talking about just how quickly … Read More

Marc BoorshteinTremolo Security at ISSA International in Dallas, Tx

Open Source Identity Manager for Red Hat Identity Management and FreeIPA

Marc BoorshteinCloud, Identity Management, Implementation Costs, Linux, Open Source

Wait, why would an identity management system need an identity management system?  FreeIPA and Red Hat Identity Management (from here on out I’ll be referring to both as FreeIPA) already provide a way to create users, provide authorizations, etc.  Why would I add another layer? There are a couple of answers: FreeIPA will tell you the “who” and “what” of access, but … Read More

Marc BoorshteinOpen Source Identity Manager for Red Hat Identity Management and FreeIPA

Why Is Identity Management So Expensive?

Marc BoorshteinIdentity Management, Implementation Costs

Now is the project of our discontent – King Richard III; Act I, Scene I Maybe Shakespeare wasn’t talking about identity management projects, but its not much of a stretch.  It seems that most identity products are expensive, and their implementations even more so.  The cost of services to implement identity management seems to be a never ending black hole of … Read More

Marc BoorshteinWhy Is Identity Management So Expensive?