The exponential increase of Cloud/Saas adoption and the deployment of standards-based federated SSO in that environment is awesome but it brings along new challenges. The most important one is managing large numbers of federated SSO connections.
A few years from now, organizations (Identity Providers) will have to deal with hundreds of connections, and SaaS providers (Service Providers) will push that to thousands of connections. This is no longer a task than can rely on manual configuration, which is too time-consuming, cumbersome, error-prone, and results in broken SSO connections.
Within the CTO Office of Ping Identity, I have the privilege of collaborating with my collegues John Bradley, Mance Harmon, David Waite and David Chase on ways to address this challenge that we've labeled "Federation at Scale." Over the course of the last year I have been writing some blog posts about possible ways forward. Below you can find pointers that guide you through those articles: