System Application and User Management, Cloud Computing Assignments

Jan 18th, 2016
Price: $30 USD

Question description

Q1. Pick one of the options for this week's discussion:

·  Explain the concept and application of federated identity. How is it used with cloud services?  What cloud services use federated identity?

·  What are the challenges, requirements and solutions for Identity Provisioning with SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS?

·  Compare and contrast IAM standards and protocols (OAuth, SAML, OpenID, FIDO).  Which have gained the most in popularity and use?  How are they used within organization's implementation of cloud services? 

·  Research two-factor authentication (TFA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA). How and where is it being used by CSPs?  What benefit does it provide?  At what cost? 

Requirement: 1 – 2 pages.

Q2. Read the article on "Identity and Access Management : IAM Architecture and Practice", and review Figure 1


Figure 1. Enterprise IAM functional architecture (source:

  In your paper for this week, answer the following: What major blocks of this diagram are now offered as a cloud service? Of those services, which do you think is less likely to be adopted by organizations? Of those services, which do you think is more likely to be adopted by organizations? Does your opinion depend upon the type of company? For instance, if the company is highly regulated or has high risks, cloud services may not be an option. Basically, this week you need to analyze how Enterprise IAM functions works with cloud services. Include at least one additional reference not included in the weekly reading.

Requirement: 2 – 3 pages


Q1 – 16 Hours

Q2 – 2 Days.


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