An authentication authority rapidly rolls out centralized authentication services that cover all your digital assets—from on-premises to cloud to SaaS. It delivers a consistent, risk-based experience across any legacy or proprietary systems as well as assets that use open standards like SAML, OAuth and OIDC in any situation.
How Does an Authentication Authority Benefit My Business?
Provide policy-driven adaptive authentication by aggregating user and device context to centralize control over authentication and SSO. Leverage multiple authentication sources simultaneously that fulfill various policy requirements application by application, depending on user and device context.
Consistent User Experience
Authentication allows you to provide end users with seamless access to all necessary applications. This means you can deliver adaptive, yet consistent experiences your employees and customers expect all while strengthening your security.
Greater IT Efficiency
An authentication authority is a centralized, single source of truth across the enterprise for authentication to any asset. It efficiently orchestrates information from various sources while operating with the speed, scale and security that enterprises require. It provides the foundation for your digital transformation strategy.
What Capabilities Does Ping Authentication Authority Offer?
An authentication authority from Ping delivers:
SSO, adaptive authentication and contextual MFA support
Secure and standards-based federation with lightweight, scalable architecture
Support for diverse identity types and authentication chains/rules
Rapid configuration and deployment with pre-built adaptors, integrations, and automated provisioning
How an Authentication Authority Works
Integrate With Everything
Connect all identity providers and service providers with every application and resource your users need. This will give you a single source of truth for authentication and SSO across your hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments. It also creates a fast track for rolling out MFA.
Add Risk and Context
It’s time to add intelligence to the mix. Your authentication authority consumes risk signals from Ping and other third party providers to enable smarter authentication policies.
Adaptive Access to Apps
Adaptive authentication policies evaluate a user’s devices, behavior and other contexts by assessing the risk and responding appropriately—from approving or denying requests to requiring a user to login again or stepping up authentication.
Identity Federation Paves the Way for an Authentication Authority
Today’s modern enterprises serve multiple different identity types—from workforce to customers to partners. A versatile federation hub is a system of trust that can solve your current and future identity management challenges. As your organization evolves to allow more users to securely access the applications they need, a single authentication authority will be essential.
Utilizing a Federation Hub
Large enterprises need a versatile federation hub to provide SSO between IdPs and SPs, no matter how they’re configured or what standards they use. Simplify and extend the reach of federation through token translation services across most common federation protocols.
Ping’s authentication authority acts as a federation hub by:
Supporting IdP- and SP-initiated SSO
Enabling SSO to non-standards-based applications
Providing SSO for APIs as well as mobile and SaaS applications
Multiplexing multiple IdPs to a single SP, or a single IdP to multiple SPs
An Authentication Authority Delivers Risk-Based MFA Everywhere
In addition to integrating with all your apps and resources, your authentication authority also continuously aggregates risk signals from across your enterprise. This means MFA can easily be added everywhere and step-up decisions can be intelligent and adaptive, leveraging contextual and behavioral data to determine when to request a higher level of assurance about a user’s identity.
Deploy in Hybrid IT Environments
The PingOne Cloud Platform can be deployed on-premises or in cloud environments, and it can provide access to all SaaS, cloud and on-premises applications. Instances deployed in disparate environments work together to create a centralized authentication authority solution across your hybrid IT infrastructure.
Ping Products that Deliver an Authentication Authority
PingOne Advanced Single Sign-On
Dedicated tenant cloud service for highly extensible federated SSO
Out-of-the-box integrations make it simpler to establish your authentication authority across existing third-party applications like Office 365 and web technologies like Apache and Java. You’ll onboard your applications to authentication services in hours or days, not weeks or months. This includes hard-to-integrate internal applications.
Learn How Gates Leveraged Ping’s Broad Reach of Applications and Partnerships to Successfully Implement a Global Authentication Authority.
With the PingOne Cloud Platform, Gates Corporation can now enable workforce authentication and SSO—providing employees with secure and seamless access to all applications regardless of where they reside. A powerful authentication authority provides a springboard for Ping’s MFA capabilities to extend everywhere and leverage employee data in a single, central data repository from Ping.