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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By : Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay
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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By: Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay

Overview of this book

As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization.
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Identity and Access Management for Applications

The way that you choose to implement identity and access management in your cloud environment depends on your business requirements. You need to choose a cloud provider that supports the strategy you want to implement.

First in this section, we look at the key components of identity and access management. Then we explain those components and how you can implement them in your own environment.

To create a secure cloud environment, you need to account for the following components of identity and access management:

  • Authentication: Enables applications deployed to the cloud to externalize the authentication of users to a range of identity providers
  • Multifactor authentication: Combats identity theft by adding an additional level of authentication for application users
  • Directory service: Hosts the user profiles and associated credentials used to access applications
  • Reporting: Provides a user-centric view of access to resources or a resource...