Hybrid Identity Management

Get secure single sign-on for any application faster, more easily, and from any device with Microsoft’s identity and access management cloud solution.

Cloud Navigator offers a highly standardized integrated identity management and single-sign-on solution (SSO) based on Microsoft products including:

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is an identity and access management-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution that combines single-on capabilities to any cloud and on-premises application with advanced protection. It gives your people, partners, and customers a single identity to access the applications they want and collaborate from any platform and device. And because it’s based on scalable management capabilities and risk-based access rules, Azure AD helps ensure security and streamline IT processes.

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), a software component developed by Microsoft, can run on Windows Server operating systems to provide users with single sign-on access to systems and applications located across organizational boundaries. It uses a claims-based access-control authorization model to maintain application security and to implement federated identity.

Azure AD Connect, which will integrate your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory. This allows you to provide a common identity for your users for Office 365, Azure, and SaaS applications integrated with Azure AD.

Customer Spotlight: Florida Department of Management ServicesFL DMS Logo

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) had recently moved email services to Office 365 with our help.  The migration included two subsidiary but separate organizations (PERC and FCHR).  The three organizations had been coupled due to budget constraints.  DMS was the only one of the three with data center assets and purchasing power.  With the move to the cloud, the opportunity to divest and operate as distinct organizations was clear.

The Solution

For DMS, we deployed two backup domain controllers with AD Connect on each, and two ADFS servers in a load balanced availability set.

For PERC and FCHR, we deployed a simplified solution for each with high availability and all enabling services on a single server.

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The Results

The federation and synchronization between three separate domains and their respective Azure Active Directory instances represents progress in the de-coupling of three organization’s IT resources.