A typical company today has dozens or even hundreds of applications. Some are legacy; some are new but quickly become legacy. To be more efficient, teams often adopt a service-oriented architecture, where common capabilities are compartmentalised and serve every application.
Identity is a prime candidate for this type of centralisation, but because of certain business requirements, some companies still have separate identity implementations for many of their applications. This leads to:
Multiple silos of user credentials
An increased risk of a data breach
Personally identifiable information (PII) sprawl, with sensitive customer information distributed across many systems, often with multiple instances of the same information
A poor customer experience (where users have to authenticate multiple times and often)
Identity teams end up with an ever-growing backlog of important regulations, user demands, and security concerns.
Join Adam Evans as he discusses how centralising your identity increases development velocity, improves user experience, and reduces security exposure.