AOL Case Study
George Fletcher, Chief Architect, Identity Services, AOL
Fady Semaan, Senior Technical Director, Identity, AOL
As security threats become more sophisticated and the network security perimeter falls to an identity- based solution, it becomes critical to centralize the identity services function in order to apply expert knowledge to combat these attacks. At the same time, corporations are constantly acquiring new companies that have their own, often insecure, identity solutions that need to be addressed in a timely manner. Trying to assimilate all these acquisitions into a single corporate identity namespace is not tenable from a time-frame perspective. One solution is to support multi-tenancy within the enterprise to allow these acquisitions, or even to support disparate groups within the enterprise, so they have their “own” identity solution that is centrally managed and protected. This talk will explore the rationale and projected path for multi-tenancy within AOL.