Land O'Lakes Cultivates Cloud and Mobile Apps Through Identity Federation
User adoption dropped noticeably as the number of SaaS applications reached a new high, and Land O’Lakes employees were struggling to remember the many logins required for each system. Worse, the IT team was spending more of its time troubleshooting logins and resetting user passwords. Suddenly the situation was costing the company resources, expenses and time. To solve its problem, the Land O’Lakes IT team first looked to customize its .NET Framework to support SAML 2.0. This was time-consuming, and it soon became clear that the turnaround time to SAML-enable each new SaaS app was much too long: 100+ hours of work for every connection.
The Land O’Lakes team, led by Enterprise Architect Lee Tschetter, evaluated solutions from Oracle, Microsoft and CA but decided that they wanted a vendor-agnostic, standards-based solution flexible enough to integrate with all of their existing solutions. They needed OAuth and SAML support, secure mobile and remote access, and API security.
Tschetter saw that Ping Identity provided all this and more, including its unique PingFederate enterprise identity bridge software for cloud single sign-on (SSO). Tschetter’s IT team tried the solution with its cloud-based help desk ticketing application. Land O’Lakes was able to deploy PingFederate for their help desk ticketing app in just 45 minutes, and implementation was fully complete in 8 days. Nearly 300 members of the IT team were using the cloud identity solution on day one. Ping Identity gives the sales team easy access to sales tracking applications from their iPads and Androids—no VPN needed.
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Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. Building on a legacy of more than 95 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production.
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