VMware Identity Services is a component of the VMware Workspace ONE platform that provides identity and access management (IAM) solutions for modern organizations. This new service utilizes System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) to provision users from cloud identity sources like Azure AD.
With VMware Identity Services, organizations can now centrally manage their cloud-based identities in Workspace ONE from a single interface, streamlining the process and reducing the risk of errors. SCIM-based solution automates the process of adding, updating, and removing user accounts and groups.
With the increasing adoption of cloud services and the need for remote work, organizations require secure, scalable, and streamlined methods for managing identities and access to resources. This is where VMware Identity Services comes into play. In this blog, we will explore the various components and features of VMware Identity Services and how it can help organizations achieve their IAM goals.
Components of VMware Identity Services:
VMware Identity Services comprises three main components:
- VMware Workspace ONE Access – This component provides a single sign-on (SSO) solution for web, mobile, and desktop applications. It integrates with a variety of identity providers (IdPs) including Active Directory, LDAP, and social identity providers.
- VMware Workspace ONE UEM – This component provides mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) capabilities. With Workspace ONE UEM, organizations can manage and secure corporate-owned and employee-owned devices, and enforce security policies.
- VMware Workspace ONE Intelligence – This component provides insights and analytics into the usage of the Workspace ONE platform, including identity and access management metrics. With Workspace ONE Intelligence, organizations can make data-driven decisions to improve the security and efficiency of their IAM processes.
Features of VMware Identity Services:
- Single Sign-On (SSO) – Workspace ONE Access provides a single sign-on solution for web, mobile, and desktop applications. This reduces the need for users to remember multiple usernames and passwords and improves the user experience.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – Workspace ONE Access provides MFA capabilities to add an extra layer of security to the authentication process. MFA can be enforced for specific applications or for all applications.
- Identity Federation – Workspace ONE Access integrates with a variety of identity providers, including Active Directory, LDAP, and social identity providers. This allows organizations to leverage their existing identity infrastructure to manage access to resources.
- Mobile Device Management (MDM) – Workspace ONE UEM provides MDM capabilities to manage and secure mobile devices. With Workspace ONE UEM, organizations can enforce security policies, such as requiring a password and remotely wiping devices in the event of loss or theft.
- Mobile Application Management (MAM) – Workspace ONE UEM provides MAM capabilities to manage and secure mobile applications. With Workspace ONE UEM, organizations can enforce security policies, such as requiring encryption and restricting the installation of certain apps on managed devices.
- Insights and Analytics – Workspace ONE Intelligence provides insights and analytics into the usage of the Workspace ONE platform, including identity and access management metrics. With Workspace ONE Intelligence, organizations can make data-driven decisions to improve the security and efficiency of their IAM processes.
In conclusion, VMware Identity Services provides organizations with a comprehensive identity and access management solution that can help them achieve their IAM goals. With its integration with various identity providers, mobile device management, and insights and analytics capabilities, organizations can ensure the security of their resources while providing a seamless user experience. Whether organizations are looking to implement SSO, MFA, or manage access to mobile devices, VMware Identity Services has the tools and capabilities to help.
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