Azure Active Directory Preview of Ping Identity Solution Arriving This Week —


Azure Active Directory Preview of Ping Identity Solution Arriving This Week

Microsoft is planning to preview its collaborative work with Ping Identity this week, providing organizations with a more streamlined way to get single sign-on access to header-based Web applications.

On Friday, March 24, Microsoft plans to roll out an Azure Active Directory Premium preview technology that will facilitate single sign-on access to so-called “legacy” Web applications, according to an announcement. These Web applications might be located on premises, or they might be cloud-based services, but they depend on the use of headers as part of the user-access validation process. The preview will include PingAccess technology that’s been integrated into the Azure Active Directory Premium service to enable the Azure AD Application Proxy service to work with these kinds of Web apps.

“Our customers have consistently asked for [Azure AD] Application Proxy to also support apps that use headers for authentication, such as PeopleSoft, NetWeaver Portal, and WebCenter,” explained Harshini Jayaram, a program manager on the Azure Active Directory team, in Microsoft’s announcement. “To enable this capability for our Azure AD Premium customers, we have partnered with Ping Identity. Ping Identity’s PingAccess now allows Application Proxy to support apps that use header-based authentication.”

Azure AD supports single sign-on authentications for Web apps that use open protocols, such as SAML, OAuth 2.0 and Kerberos. That authentication process continues. However, for those Web apps that require headers for authentication, the PingAccess technology in Azure AD Premium will take charge, if the PingAccess for Azure AD solution gets installed in an organization’s premises-based infrastructure.

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