IAM can include on-premise or cloud solutions. Cloud solutions exist entirely on the web and reduce the need for on-site infrastructure and management. Our IAM services cover a wide range of capabilities, including the following.
Automatic User Provisioning and Life Cycle Management
With so many employees moving in and out of nonprofits, it’s essential to make user provisioning as simple as possible. If a volunteer leaves the organization, you need to be able to quickly disable their account to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. When new workers join your team, you should be able to swiftly sign them up and give them the resources they need. This process is much easier with automatic user provisioning.
With this kind of life cycle management, you can control user accounts from start to finish, modifying them as their owners progress in the organization. By syncing your source system data with network-based data, this level of control allows for fast and simple user management.
Multifactor authentication is an important security measure that helps ensure improved security during specific instances, such as first-time logins or logins from devices outside the organization’s network. This tactic can reduce breaches due to leaked or easily guessed passwords, requiring a secondary form of identification to access an account. Multifactor authentication becomes increasingly important in organizations dealing with sensitive data.
Your workers might have a wide range of different applications you use every day — and remembering 12 different passwords can get incredibly annoying. It can also lead to significant security issues with reused passwords. Single sign-on (SSO) means that users can enter in one set of credentials to access a multitude of applications.
SSO can be a timesaving resource that increases ease of use and productivity, especially for those new part-time volunteers who don’t have time to memorize or keep track of a high number of passwords. It’s also helpful for security purposes, reducing the need for lists of passwords or repeated credentials. Having fewer password reset requests means the IT help desk will get a break too.
Federated Identity Management Systems
Many nonprofits have locations across a state or country, so they need secure solutions that bring these systems together. We can use a Virtual Identity Server (VIS) that creates a single view of multiple directories, allowing you to authenticate users across locations and departments, including out-of-organization users such as donors or partners.
The OptimalCloud™ includes custom entitlement capabilities and self-service administration, along with monitoring and activity logging. Nonprofits can easily control user privileges and update account information as needed.
From self-service password resets to automated user provisioning features, our nonprofit identity solution can save time and money by freeing up associates to focus on more important things and lessening the burden on your IT personnel.