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By Martin Kuppinger

Do Identity Right - So Your Digital Business Strategy Succeeds

Registration and authentication are the first things that happen when someone becomes a user of digital business services. If these steps don’t work as the user wants, the acceptance of such services will suffer and the success of digital business strategies is at risk. Identity API Platforms help build a standardized approach for delivering unified identity services to businesses. Such platforms are essential for succeeding in the digital age.

1 Introduction

For more than two decades, business has become increasingly digital. It is in the nature of all digital services that they interface between consumers ...

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2 Highlights

  • The central role of identity for the success of digital business services and apps
  • The need for simplifying the user’s journey, from registratio ...
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3 Identity is everywhere - in every single digital service and app

Creating digital services is always about managing the digital identities of consumers, customers, and business partners. The ability to manage these ...

There are many ways to shape that customer journey. Since customers are individuals, providing them with choice on how they want to authenticate is ke ...

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4 The shift from point solution to strategic Identity Platform

Identity API Platforms are an essential, strategic service in modern IT and IAM infrastructures, which expose a standard set of services through an AP ...

The following services are part of three fundamental paradigms for doing identity right in modern, digital businesses:

  1. Microservices and Container ...
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5 Digital Transformation and the benefits of Identity API Platforms

Identity API Platforms are targeted at developers who must build apps that are both secure and provide a great user experience. Thus, they must come w ...

The Identity API Platforms share many of the same capabilities seen in the IAM (Identity and Access Management), CIAM (Consumer IAM), IDaaS (Identity- ...

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6 The Auth0 approach to Identity API Platforms

Auth0 counts amongst the leading providers of Identity API Platforms, with a cloud-based offering that delivers extensive API support specifically aro ...

Key capabilities of the Auth0 platform include:

  • Single Sign On: Enabling Single Sign On (SSO) across all services and apps that are using the Auth ...
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7 Action plan for implementing Identity API Platforms

When opting for an Identity API Platform, the approach to take depends largely on the existing IAM infrastructure. It is easier to start top-down than ...

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KuppingerCole Analysts, founded in 2004, is a global analyst company headquartered in Europe focusing on Information Security and Identity and Access Management (IAM). KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought leadership, outstanding practical relevance, and a vendor-neutral view on the information security market segments, covering all relevant aspects like: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance & Auditing Tools, Cloud and Virtualization Security, Information Protection, Mobile as well as Software Security, System and Network Security, Security Monitoring, Analytics & Reporting, Governance, and Organization & Policies.

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