The Universal Directory stores information about users and resources in a single location. This includes data such as email addresses, passwords, user preferences, and information about devices and networks. System and network administrators use Universal Directory (UD) services to manage access privileges, onboard users, and monitor and control access to applications and infrastructure resources. An example of this would be if a user tries to access an application. The application will check the Universal directory to confirm that the user is allowed to access and use the app.
Universal Cloud Directory can connect with all sorts of directories like On-Premise Active Directory (AD), user stores, Identity Stores, or LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Directory. A Universal Directory is used with Single Sign-on, Multi-Factor Authentication, and User Lifecycle Management in many Identity and Access Management solutions . Universal Directory is usually software implemented and distributed among multiple servers.
Admins can add multiple Active directories (AD)/Identity Sources, and use them as a single user store, preventing the need to manage directories in separate places.
Automatically provision and administrate multiple on-premise and cloud application accounts from one centralized system.
With automated provisioning within apps and directories, you may improve security by granting different access levels based on an individual role.
Directory Integration provides organizations the option to have just a single domain on which shared account database solutions have to be deployed only once. This makes company-wide deployment faster.
Real-time synchronization in Universal Directory reflects a minor attribute change in a single source to all your identity sources at the same time.
Universal Directory helps in easy management with a single click eliminating manual inconvenience of managing, defining roles, and setting up multiple passwords, thus improving productivity.
A single directory will connect all your IT resources - G Suite, Active Directory, AWS, HR systems, Databases and other resources of Identity. This will help you to easily create, import and provision users across multiple platforms at once. With Universal Directory, you can also extend your connection to devices, applications, servers, networks, and cloud-based infrastructure.
For different sorts of users, such as workers, partners, customers, and end-users, organizations retain several identity sources. You can obtain all of this data in a single view with miniorange Universal Directory Services . This means you'll be able to see all of the connections/identity sources you've integrated with miniOrange at a glance, and you'll be able to manage user and associated access with ease.
With SCIM and JIT Provisioning , integrate with various types of Identity Sources streamlines the creation, updation, onboarding, and offboarding process. miniOrange interacts directly with identity sources, improving the security by setting up access controls based on data received by the identity source, such as a person's department and profile.
Universal Directory consolidates user profiles from multiple identity Sources, modifies user attributes across sources, and manages user lifecycle states at once. Additionally, real-time synchronization reflects a minor attribute change in a single source to all your identity sources at the same time. User automatically gets created in a centralized directory during the time of the authentication.
Create access policies for each user or group to increase the security of the organization. These policies should be based on factors like location, IP, device, etc. and should be supported with multi-factor authentication .
Manage group-based password policies and allow users to self-service password resets with miniOrange, reducing the burden on your IT helpdesk.
Try to reduce your dependency on AD and LDAP. Migrate to the cloud directory and store unlimited users, with distinct categories such as Partners, Suppliers, and End Users. On top of that, each user and user group can have their own set of custom attributes, credentials, and app allocations.
Acquire real-time system logs with Cloud Directory setup to troubleshoot and address any security issues that may arise.You can also use pre-built reports to examine how end customers navigate and use apps and services. You may easily download or export your data to CSV or use an API to access it.
Single Sign-on enables users to log into one set of credentials to access any resource, including web and on-premise apps.
Without having to manage your On-Premises endpoints, connect your users to their On-Premises applications and file servers.
You can control access to VPN and Wi-Fi networks directly from your browser, and using MFA can help protect your account.
Easily manage user access to devices, apps, networks, etc. with a tailored experience for both customers and businesses.
Integrate your HR and IT systems to manage your employee identities more efficiently.
Grant and manage access to services with fewer errors, greater efficiency, and fewer security risks.
Universal directory and Active Directory are both a part of Identity and Access Management (IAM). Universal directory is a user database which includes email addresses, passwords, user preferences, and information about devices and networks. UD is usually software implemented and distributed among multiple servers. Universal Directory can connect with all sorts of directories like On-Premise Active Directory (AD), user stores, Identity Stores, or LDAP.
In contrast, Active Directory is a Microsoft product and primarily provides identity management services like organizing users, computers, and printers.Active Directory can only be integrated AD eases the management of users and computers by storing information about them in a single directory.
Due to the difference in functionality between these two directories, enterprises can combine a combination of features to create their identity management solution as required.
In an identity management system, a cloud directory stores and manages user identities in the cloud. With this centralized platform, users can be authenticated across a wide range of devices and applications. miniOrange Universal directory integrates multiple Directories to get a single Cloud directory to manage users, groups and their access.
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