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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Federated identity

Federated identity enables you to establish trusts between identity providers and the cloud environment (OpenStack Cloud).

It gives you secured access to cloud resources using your existing identity. You do not need to remember multiple credentials to access your applications. 

Now, the question is, what is the reason for using federated identity? This is answered as follows:

  • It enables your security team to manage all of the users (cloud or noncloud) from a single identity application
  • It enables you to set up different identity providers on the basis of the application that somewhere creates an additional workload for the security team and leads the security risk as well
  • It gives ease of life to users by proving them ...

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