Webcast Q&A: Bridging the Sign-On Gap in the Cloud

Thanks to everyone who attended our webcast on "Bridging the Cloud Sign-On Gap". We also like to thank Sebastian Rohr for participating on this webcast and presenting his market insights.  Here is an embedded compilation of the slides that were used on the webcast. Click here to watch a replay of this webcast.

Bridging the Cloud Sign-On Gap

We have captured the Q&A from the webcast for those who missed it

Q: Is it possible to use different forms of authentication for different groups of users?

A: Absolutely .We can set up authentication at a user level and also at a per application level. If you had a HR app in the cloud that demands strong authentication then you can set that up. You could also setup a productivity tool like a spreadsheet application with a username/password authentication for that app.

Q: Does the provisioning gateway use SPML instructions to communicate with target systems?

A: To clarify what the Provisioning Gateway does, it interfaces between the provisioning solution and ESSO. It does not communicate with the target systems directly. It receives information from the Oracle Identity Management solution and supplies the credentials created by the provisioning system to the ESSO Logon Manager.

Q: Are there reference customers for Oracle ESSO in Central Europe?

A: We do have reference customers in that region. We can organize a phone call to discuss your deployment and ESSO strategy. You can find your nearest Oracle sales representative here.

Q: Is there a partner available with experience deploying ESSO for cloud technologies in Germany?

A: We have partners in the EMEA region that have the expertise enabling ESSO for cloud apps. Some of these partners have assisted with deployments in Germany as well.

Q: How is the ESSO Suite deployed on multiple end user machines?

A: The key component to install on end user machines is the ESSO Logon Manager. If you need strong authentication, you would install the Authentication Manager .  With the ESSO Anywhere component the client actually downloads on demand and allows the user to sign-on to applications based in the cloud.

Q: How does ESSO learn end user passwords for thr first time? Can this be automated?

A: With a Provisioning solution and Provisioning Gateway, you can send credentials directly to Oracle ESSO. The majority of the time silent credential capture is used. When users type in credentials then Oracle ESSO captures it from the logon field.

Q: Can you integrate with non-Oracle directory like Novell e-Directory?

A: Yes. The Oracle ESSO Suite is designed to work with a variety of LDAP directories. We support Novell e-Directory as well.


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