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?
authentication (TFA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA). How and where is it
being used by CSPs? What benefit does it provide? At what
Requirement: 1 – 2 pages.
the article on "Identity and Access Management :
IAM Architecture and Practice", and review Figure 1
Figure 1. Enterprise IAM functional architecture (source:
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.