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If your company is adopting a cloud-first strategy, you have to be wondering about how to manage all your user’s identities in the cloud. Intel has published a new Cloud Identity Buyer’s Guide to help you navigate complex issues like: what cloud identity management architecture is best for you, which standards you need to be looking for, how single sign-on works in a cloud environment, and more. Click here to download your free Cloud Identity Buyer’s Guide. ... (more)

Intel Cloud SSO Is Live

Today, Intel announced (http://intel.ly/LDRT7W) the general availability of Intel Cloud SSO. Intel Cloud SSO is a pure cloud-based identity solution from three of the most trusted names in the industry—Intel, McAfee and Salesforce.com—that simplifies the cumbersome process of providing users with access to hundreds of SaaS apps. Features include: A single point of management, control, access & authentication for enterprise SaaS accounts Secure single sign-on (SSO) to hundreds of SaaS apps, using all major authentication models (SAML, HTML forms, API) SaaS account provisioning ... (more)

Intel Cloud SSO Goes from Private Beta to Public

We’re happy to announce general availability of Intel Cloud SSO IAM-as-a-service today after running it in private beta mode for 2 months with select customers. See press release here. Intel has partnered with Salesforce to develop and run this application on Force.com platform (PaaS from Salesforce). The application offers federation, provisioning and strong authentication with a built-in SSO portal for easy access to target cloud applications. How do I learn more about this new service from Intel? If you have 2 min, then watch the overview video. If you got 10 min, then also ... (more)

OpenId SAML bridge - Paypal login into Salesforce

Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 (ECA360) provides an OpenID - SAML bridge (or converter) that allows users to use OpenID providers such as Paypal to login into SAML enabled endpoints such as Salesforce and Google Apps. Watch the screencast in this blog entry posted by Paypal's Ashish Jain. Benefits: If you are an Identity Provider (IdP), you can use ECA360 to authenticate users with different authentication mechanisms - username/password, Paypal OpenID, other OpenID providers, and even Facebook. On top of this authentication, you can layer second-factor authentication provided by ... (more)

2-factor authentication and SSO to Salesforce and Force.com apps

Salesforce and Force.com applications share the same identity management infrastructure. This allows a user logged into Salesforce to access other applications deployed on Force.com platform without entering credentials again (aka Single sign-on). This works very well except it doesn't solve the following 3 problems How can I ensure that authentication into Salesforce for my users is secure using techniques such as 2-factor authentication? And, for any way they access Salesforce - through web browser, mobile app, or Outlook add-in. How can I ensure that my users leverage the cred... (more)