KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By John Tolbert

Onegini Connect

Onegini provides a compelling solution for Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM). Onegini is headquartered in Europe and has global ambitions. They have expertise in EU regulations such as GDPR and PSD2. They are positioning their product as a CIAM solution for financial, health care, and insurance industries with a strong mobile differentiator to enhance customer engagement.

1 Introduction

Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) is the fastest growing specialty in Identity and Access Management (IAM) that has emerged in the last f ...

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2 Product Description

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3 Strengths and Challenges

Onegini was founded in Europe and has a good understanding of the regulatory environment, particularly with regard to the finance and insurance sectors. They are relatively small in size and market reach but are branching out into new regions with a responsible managed growth strategy. Their Connect CIAM offering has many innovative features, such as the leading-edge integration of home safety and security IoT sensors with consumer identities.

Onegini offers both on-premises and cloud deployment options. The managed service is a turnkey, cloud-based CIAM solution that enables their clients to quickly onboard consumers and begin deriving value. The platform offers adequate authentication choices for many use cases, including scenarios where higher authentication assurance is required. Strong support for mobile authentication and FIDO UAF authenticators is a plus. Excellent mobile SDKs allow clients to flexibly build secure apps easily.

Their solution provides limited out-of-the-box identity profiling and marketing analytics capabilities. Clients need to use 3rd party tools to take advantage of the identity information which is available via APIs from Onegini Connect.

Onegini helps clients prepare for GDPR compliance by providing fine-grained consent and authorization mechanisms, user dashboards, auditability, and by supporting data deletion requests.

Fraud detection and prevention mechanisms are increasingly important in CIAM solutions, particularly for financial institutions. Many open source and commercial sources of fraud, cyber threat, and compromised credential intelligence are available and can be integrated into CIAM and adaptive authentication solutions. Onegini Connect would benefit by supporting compromised credential, fraud, threat intelligence integration capabilities. Additional identity and marketing analytics features would also strengthen the offering.

Strengths

  • Great selection of authenticators, including advanced MFA mechanisms
  • Versatile mobile SDKs for securely building apps that leverage Onegini Connect CIAM
  • Large number of IDPs recognized for registration
  • Innovative IoT integration capabilities
  • Strong security features, including transaction signing and tamper resistance
  • Consent management and GDPR-compliant hosting

Challenges

  • Small market share and limited global customer base
  • Needs compromised credential and threat intelligence consumption abilities
  • No built-in marketing analytics
  • SCIM support coming soon; UMA under evaluation

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