Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Vaults

Apiro’s IAM features contribute to a robust and flexible identity and access management framework . The combination of SCIM API, AD integration, Script Security Realm, Auth Mapping, and script-based configurations enhances security, promotes consistency, and provides the flexibility needed to adapt to the dynamic nature of complex data processing workflows.

In addition, a scriptable vault manager, such as AWS KMS, Azure KeyVault, or CyberArk, brings automation, centralized management, and enhanced security to key and secret management. It supports scalability, auditability, and compliance while offering flexibility through scriptable configurations.

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SCIM API (System for Cross-domain Identity Management):

  • Automated Provisioning and Deprovisioning: SCIM API allows for automated user provisioning and deprovisioning, ensuring efficient management of user identities across systems.
  • Standardized Identity Schema: SCIM provides a standardized schema for representing user identities, promoting consistency in identity attributes across the platform.
  • Interoperability: SCIM facilitates interoperability by providing a common framework for identity management, making it easier to integrate with various identity providers.

AD Integration (Active Directory):

  • Single Sign-On (SSO): AD integration enables single sign-on capabilities, streamlining user authentication and access to the data platform.
  • Unified User Management: Integrating with Active Directory centralizes user management, ensuring consistency in user identities and access controls across the organization.
  • Enhanced Security: AD integration enhances security by leveraging established authentication mechanisms and policies from Active Directory.

Script Security Realm for All Processors:

  • Fine-Grained Access Control: Using a Script Security Realm allows for fine-grained access control to processors, restricting access based on custom scripts and security policies.
  • Dynamic Access Rules: Scripting capabilities enable dynamic access rules, allowing administrators to define access based on contextual factors or dynamic conditions.
  • Custom Authorization Logic: Enables the implementation of custom authorization logic, tailoring access controls to the specific needs and processes of the data platform.

Authentication Mapping:

  • Centralized Authentication Mapping: Auth mapping centralizes authentication mapping processes, ensuring consistency and simplicity in managing user authentication.
  • Customizable Mapping Rules: Allows for customizable mapping rules, accommodating variations in authentication requirements and user attributes.
  • Integration with External Authentication Providers: Auth mapping facilitates integration with external authentication providers, supporting a diverse range of authentication mechanisms

Everything Is Based on Scripts (Script Security Realm):

  • Extensibility: Basing everything on scripts supported by a Script Security Realm enhances extensibility, allowing administrators to customize and extend the IAM processes as needed.
  • Adaptability: Scripting provides adaptability to evolving security requirements, enabling the data platform to respond dynamically to changes in access control policies.
  • Custom Workflow Integration: Supports integration with custom workflows, enabling IAM processes to align with specific business processes or regulatory requirements.

Scriptable Vault Manager (AWS KMS, Azure KeyVault, CyberArk):

Automated Key and Secret Management:

  • Advantage: A scriptable vault manager automates the management of cryptographic keys and secrets, reducing manual intervention and the risk of human error.
  • Benefit: Automation ensures that keys and secrets are consistently managed across the data platform, enhancing security and reliability.

Integration with Cloud Providers:

  • Advantage: Support for cloud-based vault managers like AWS KMS and Azure KeyVault provides seamless integration with cloud environments.
  • Benefit: Allows the data platform to leverage native cloud key management services, enhancing scalability, and aligning with cloud security best practices.

Centralized Key Storage and Access Control:

  • Advantage: A scriptable vault manager centralizes the storage of cryptographic keys and secrets, simplifying key management.
  • Benefit: Enables granular access controls, ensuring that only authorized processes or users can access sensitive keys, enhancing overall security.

Auditability and Compliance:

  • Advantage: Scriptable vault managers provide audit logs and compliance features, allowing organizations to track key usage and changes.
  • Benefit: Supports compliance with regulatory requirements by providing a comprehensive audit trail of key and secret management activities.

Cross-Platform Compatibility:

  • Advantage: Scriptable vault managers can be designed to work across multiple platforms and environments, providing flexibility in deployment.
  • Benefit: Ensures that the data platform can seamlessly integrate with diverse systems and tools, supporting a heterogeneous IT landscape.

Scriptable Configuration for Flexibility:

  • Advantage: The scriptable nature of the vault manager allows for flexible configuration through scripts, accommodating custom requirements.
  • Benefit: Facilitates adaptation to specific data processing needs, ensuring that key management aligns with the unique demands of the complex processes.

Integration with Cybersecurity Solutions (e.g., CyberArk):

  • Advantage: Integration with cybersecurity solutions like CyberArk enhances the overall security posture of the data platform.
  • Benefit: Leverages advanced security features and privileged access management capabilities provided by dedicated cybersecurity tools, enhancing protection against cyber threats.
  • Benefit: Mitigates the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of critical secrets used in Apiro.

 

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