Many companies around the world are utilizing a hybrid model (both on-prem and cloud) of applications and services. Along with these applications and services comes a slew of users, groups, and roles, etc. that are often asynchronous between applications. More often than not, users must authenticate multiple times to use a single service.
Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) is a comprehensive security and identity platform. It allows for an integration of both cloud and on-prem applications with Single Sign-On (SSO) and provides a sophisticated security layer. IDCS offers a multitude of ways to configure applications so that users may access applications through SSO:
- App Catalog – A catalog of cloud-based applications (such as Office 365) along with templates to simplify integration.
- SDKs – Development kits that come packaged with IDCS to enable the ability to authenticate your custom applications.
- Trusted Applications – Run on a protected server and have OAuth 2.0 compatibility.
- Mobile Applications – Single-page mobile apps that utilize OAuth 2.0.
- SAML – Applications that support SAML for SSO.
- Secure Form Fill – Allows users to sign into applications without having to enter their credentials (Ex. The equivalent of password saving within the Chrome browser).
Users and groups are managed directly through the IDCS console. New users will receive a welcome email to finish configuring their account and supply a password that conforms to your organization’s defined password policy.
If your organization prefers to manage users through an external user store such as Active Directory, multiple adapters exist that can allow for users and groups to be automatically imported into IDCS.
By default, users simply log into IDCS with a username in password, however, IDCS allows for multiple customizations to provide more security to the login process such as:
- Multi-Factor Authentication through PIN sent to user’s phone, security questions, email sent to user’s email for each login.
- Block login access to users operating on untrusted networks.
- To only allow SSO for users on trusted networks.
The ability to integrate WebCenter Content with IDCS is brand new in the latest patch set running on 18.104.22.168. Integrating WebCenter Content with IDCS provides the many benefits listed and can be a great way to modernize your organization’s authentication tier and leverage the power of Oracle Cloud.
If your organization needs any assistance with configuring WebCenter Content for IDCS or anything WebCenter or Oracle Fusion Middleware-related please contact us.