Forbes – Jason Bloomberg – 8/29/17
To support identity and access management (IAM) across the state, OTS turned to CA Identity Manager and Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions from CA Technologies. “It starts with SSO. One account to log into all systems, internal or external,” Vince said. “CA tools provided the right mix, the right fit at the time. Now we’re growing it statewide.”
IAM and SSO are so essential to the running of state agencies, in fact, that OTS realizes these services must always be running in ‘active-active’ mode, where separate, identical implementations are always operational in the state’s two data centers, so if one has an issue, the other can take over with no loss of service.
Only the ESB shares such a stringent high-availability requirement. “Two core services must be active-active: the ESB from Software AG and IAM/SSO from CA,” Allison explained. “We’ve taken a lot of painstaking time to make sure these are always available.”