We live in an era where digital transformation is increasingly prevalent in businesses, with the rapid adoption of digital technologies and cloud services. This growing digital complexity makes centralized and secure management of identities and access essential.
Data protection and privacy regulations, such as GDPR in Europe, require companies to manage identities and access in compliance with current laws and regulations. User privacy is a crucial aspect: companies must ensure that user's personal information is safe and used appropriately.
Technology Reply is currently working with a significant client in the public services sector to integrate identity and access systems with the Oracle Cloud platform, ensuring greater uniformity and security in accessing their cloud services.
In this context, Technology Reply is using the Identity and Access Management (IAM) module available in the client's Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) tenant to achieve project goals. IAM is a fundamental part of the OCI service and provides tools to manage identity, access, and permissions for resources and services exposed in the Oracle Cloud.
Given the scenario in which users from multiple organizations need access to the same cloud services and resources, federation between multiple identity management systems, such as Active Directory, has been implemented through the IAM module. This allows users to use their company credentials without creating new accounts. The use of a centralized console reserved for client IT administrators also makes identity and access management effective, configured through the definition of groups and policies, which define how a user can use a cloud service or resource.
In addition to unifying user access (different domain credentials, same target), Technology Reply has enabled access to all cloud applications, such as Apex, by configuring Single Sign-On. Once authenticated in the cloud, users can access various applications without the need to re-enter credentials. All of this is guaranteed by using the latest standards such as SAML and OAuth 2.0.
With OCI and IAM, Technology Reply introduces the client to the latest technological and cloud innovations, as well as ensuring compliance with security standards, primarily required by privacy and personal data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR). Standardization, security, and simplification in managing application assets and user identities are among the shared goals of this important project between Reply and the client.
The main advantages for the client can be summarized as follows:
In summary, IAM in Oracle OCI provides a comprehensive set of tools to ensure security, simplify identity and access management, and improve operational efficiency in the cloud environment. These benefits are particularly relevant for companies that want to adopt the cloud securely and efficiently, whether or not they integrate with existing on-premises systems.