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It's the most wonderful time of the year. That is, unless you're the one in your household who's responsible for the outdoor holiday decorations. If you can relate, let's pause for a collective sigh.
I was driving through the suburbs, laughing at the sight of open garage doors and frustrated people risking life and limb to scale the roof all in the name of 'holiday cheer.' Those few moments of amusement got me thinking: is this what security architects go through when implementing bad identity management solutions?
Here are the three ways identity management implementations can be as frustrating as holiday decorations:
The lights are tangled! Despite your best effort, your brilliant packing system from last year did not account for shifts in storage or other people 'helping.' Same thing goes for applications that were installed without your knowledge. As a result, you have a hot mess on your hands. It amazes me how many people don't quit at this point in the journey. Press on, Light Stringer. We're cheering you on.
There's something very old you can't toss in the trash. Whether it's Santa missing his number one reindeer or your set of go-to lights that illuminate the gutter, you want to work with what you already have. Throwing it all out and starting over each year is not an option. Neither is ripping out old identity management solutions.
The neighbors make it look so simple. I marvel at the simplicity of the inflatable Frosty the Snowman, perched in the center of the lawn with a spotlight. That homeowner has it figured out - if anyone asks, they're going 'green' and saving energy. Your identity management solution doesn't have to be complicated either. Revel in the simple - consider us your inflatables supplier.
Do away with identity solutions that resemble mangled holiday decorations - Ping Identity solutions run a lot more like this: