a good thing!
After an evaluation of several vendors, GCI selected Ping Identity for their fast deployment, extensive integration capabilities and identity thought leadership.
First, the organization implemented PingFederate and PingAccess for internal users, giving their 2,500 employees anytime, anywhere access to all of the resources they need. “The deployment of PingFederate was very slick,” said Kesler. Once GCI integrated PingFederate with their Active Directory and various applications, application owners across the enterprise responded enthusiastically. Access management capabilities provide centralized policies and session management across web, mobile and APIs.
Next, the GCI team tackled the customer identity initiative. PingFederate and PingAccess were also able to provide single sign-on (SSO) and access management for GCI’s customers. GCI has an identity data store for their customers’ system-independent identities, which includes a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID), username and password hash. A separate data store holds each system’s specific identity attributes, which are linked to the independent identity via the UUID. Customer attributes from the billing system are used to federate into other applications, giving them a consistent login experience to all of GCI’s digital properties.
Ping underpins GCI’s digital customer experience—from registration and identity credentialing all the way through to login, sign-on and access to services.
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GCI has worked for more than 40 years to deliver communication and technology services to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. GCI is a pioneer in its field, bringing telemedicine and online education capabilities to communities across the state and continuing efforts to connect the Arctic globally as well as providing strong services to consumer and business markets. GCI’s introduction of 1 GIG internet speeds in the state as well as its innovative partnership with Apple are among the countless ways the company has transformed communication and quality of life for Alaskans.
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