Identity management ensures that authorized users have access to necessary resources. It is a first line of defense against theft of an organization’s intellectual property. Identity management systems are usually the underlying technology behind a corporate single sign-on (SSO) capability that unifies identity management across every enterprise application.
The Astoria platform integrates with your organization’s identity management system through Astoria’s support of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), an XML standard that allows secure web domains to exchange user authentication and authorization data. Through SAML, Astoria contacts your organization’s identity management system to authenticate users who are trying to access secure content. If the user has already presented credentials to an SSO system, Astoria will honor SAML assertions about that user and grant access without requiring an additional name and password to be supplied to Astoria.