Gluu : Cloud Federation appliance

Cloud Identity and Security Best Practices

Cloud Identity and Security Best Practices

In the Canadian GC Community Cloud standards they articulate requirements for ‘Cloud Federation Services‘, a means of inter-connecting Identity management systems (eg. Active Directory).

If you want to have your staff, who are on your LAN and logged in via AD, access remote Cloud services then you might want to ‘federate’ this directory with the counterpart in the Cloud Provider, to achieve various security and replication features.

Identity expert firm Gluu are working on a very cool appliance for this purpose, called the Gluu Identity Appliance. Gluu are one of very few people pioneering and specializing in the OASIS XDI protocol.