By Ryan Squires Posted November 10, 2018
IT organizations are constantly re-evaluating software and decisions that they are making. When a solution is up for renewal, IT organizations (and finance teams) often use that time to re-evaluate their choices and explore other options for software solutions. As IT organizations move forward, it is prudent that that they’re using the best tools for their organizations. So, in the fast moving identity management space, when it comes time to renew OneLogin™ (or any web application single sign-on (SSO) solution for that matter) it is shrewd to evaluate what is and what isn’t working with their existing SSO solution.
Changes in Identity Management Affect OneLogin
The interesting part of a OneLogin renewal is less about whether the product is useful to an organization or not, but rather how cloud-based identity management has really impacted the IT realm. Historically, web application SSO platforms have been stacked on top of the on-prem identity provider, Microsoft® Active Directory® (MAD or AD). AD has been a fixture in IT organizations for nearly two decades. Because SSO providers knew the grip that Microsoft had on directory services, they realized they could not replace it. So, they built their solutions on top of AD and extended AD credentials to web applications. But, like anything stacked up too high, adding something else is enough to send the whole thing down.
This shift to web applications was not the only change though. In fact, the IT landscape has continued to evolve. No longer is it just web apps that users need to access, but AWS® cloud infrastructure, G Suite™ and Office 365™, cloud and on-prem file servers (NAS devices, Samba, Box™, and Dropbox™), WiFi networks, Mac® and Linux® systems, and much more. What was once a Windows-dominated, on-prem environment has now mutated to such a point that AD plus SSO may no longer a great solution to manage your IT environment.
The new, modern IT environment that remained after the erosion of a Windows-dominated workplace has left IT admins searching for a better way to handle their entire identity management infrastructure. Rather than have an on-prem AD implementation at the center combined with a number of add-on solutions, such as OneLogin, is there a comprehensive approach that works with mixed platforms, multiple protocols, a wide range of providers, and any location? With IT shifting the way it has, questions like these are vital because they represent the new realities that IT admins are facing.
OneLogin Renewal or a New Solution All Together?
For IT admins that require this platform-neutral approach, the next generation of Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution is providing a True Single Sign-On™ approach to identity management. Where True Single Sign-On from JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service® differs from first-generation IDaaS (or SSO) solutions of the past is in its ability to connect users to virtually all of their IT resources with a single set of credentials. That means a user can log into their system (Windows®, Mac®, Linux®), web applications (Slack, Salesforce®, GitHub), cloud infrastructure (AWS®, GCE, Azure®), file servers (Box™, Synology®, Samba), networks via RADIUS, and many more resources with one single set of credentials. And, because JumpCloud can provision those credentials from G Suite™, Office 365™, and Workday™, you can ensure a simplified authentication process for your employees.
Try JumpCloud Today
Instead of reviewing the merits of a OneLogin renewal with your financial team, give JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service a try for free today. When you sign up for a free account you get all the benefits of JumpCloud with none of the price. Our free account allows you to manage up to 10 users for free, forever. And, you don’t even need a credit card to get started. So, sign up for a free account today and visit our Knowledge Base for information on how to get the best out of your account. Or, if you have questions, feel free to give us a shout. We look forward to hearing from you.