By Ryan Squires Posted November 13, 2018
As information technology organizations look to revamp their IT infrastructure to join the cloud era, many are turning a critical eye to their various IT management tools. One area in particular is being reviewed heavily, and that is identity management. With so many new and exciting innovations happening in the IAM (identity and access management) space, many IT admins are wondering what to consider when renewing OneLogin™.
An Important Consideration
The real consideration when thinking about a OneLogin renewal isn’t whether this web application single sign-on (SSO) is a good solution or not. Rather, the important consideration has to do more with a rethinking of your overall approach to identity and access management (IAM). Because Mac® and Linux® systems, web applications (G Suite™, Salesforce®, GitHub, etc.), cloud infrastructure (AWS®, GCE, Azure®), and non-Windows® file systems (Box, NAS/Samba devices) are being leveraged with increasing frequency, the traditional identity management solution, Microsoft® Active Directory® (MAD or AD), isn’t able to keep up. As non-Windows resources, Microsoft has no incentive to provide built-in solutions that work out of the box.
Add-ons Like OneLogin Are Required With AD
With new tools being added to the enterprise, tremendous pressure is getting applied on your Active Directory implementation. Because Active Directory wasn’t designed for all of these new resources, it requires add-ons to make them all work. Mac and Linux systems require identity bridges. Web applications require SSO solutions. Cloud infrastructure user access management requires either manual SSH key management (spreadsheets) or another bolt-on solution all together. And these are just three examples. Tools like multi-factor authentication (MFA) and event logging each have to be stacked on top of AD as well. So, if AD were to fail, all those additional solutions would fail too, which is especially troubling given how challenging this setup is to maintain.
A New Solution Emerges
Over time, IT admins realized that too much is at risk to rely on a patchwork solution, so they sought a better way. The better way that more and more IT admins are finding is a cloud identity management approach called JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service®. As a comprehensive cloud IAM platform, JumpCloud securely manages and connects users to their IT resources. Because it is a platform-neutral approach, JumpCloud is eager to connect users to their choice of system, whether it’s Windows®, Mac®, or Linux®. The same applies to web applications because JumpCloud simply wants you and your users to be productive. It will connect to competing solutions from Google™, Amazon®, Microsoft, Apple®, and many others with a single identity via True Single Sign-On™. JumpCloud is effectively reimagining the identity management space with users, not vendors, at the forefront.
The result is that when IT admins leverage JumpCloud, they can eliminate a number of IAM solutions and replace them with one modern cloud directory. As a modern cloud directory, JumpCloud requires no on-prem configuration or maintenance. You pay for what you use and we do all the rest. So, in short, it isn’t necessarily OneLogin you should be reconsidering for renewal, but your overall IAM strategy.
Learn More About JumpCloud
So, what to consider when renewing OneLogin? How about an entirely new, modern IAM solution? If you’re interested, please drop us a line. If you just want to see how a comprehensive solution works for yourself, sign up for a free account today. JumpCloud’s free account allows you to manage up to 10 users for free, forever. Once you’ve got your feet wet, pay our Knowledge Base a visit for information on how to get the most out of your account.