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Just-in-time Google Apps Provisioning

Instead of granting cloud services accounts to all your users, you set up a framework for users to request access

Quest has just made available technical preview of it’s just-in-time access provisioning provider. The idea is that instead of granting cloud services accounts to all your users, you set up a framework for users to request access if they need it.

The demo below shows how this works for Google Apps. User tries to access Google Apps but does not have an account. The system detects that and allows to user to request the account from her manager. After the approval, she can goes to the exact same Google Apps site and gets to the service with no issues. This all is integrated with corporate Active Directory so no usernames or passwords are ever being asked:

This is pretty cool because it lets each company save money by not over-provisioning accounts for SaaS services, yet keep everyone productive by letting the users request access and get approved without necessarily having IT involved.

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Dmitry Sotnikov is VP of Cloud at WSO2, building the cloud business for this leading middleware provider. Check out the WSO2 Cloud platform at http://CloudPreview.WSO2.com