Making Identities Work Securely in the Cloud: Best Practices

Six Best Practices for IDM

“1. LEVERAGE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE WHENEVER YOU CAN

2. LEVERAGE OPEN STANDARDS WHEREVER POSSIBLE

3. LEVERAGE A CLOUD IDENTITY BROKER

4. DON’T REPLICATE SENSITIVE USER DATA IN THE CLOUD WHEN YOU
CAN AVOID IT
5. TO ENGAGE WITH BUSINESS UNITS ON SAAS DEPLOYMENTS, USE A
CARROT, NOT A STICK
6. IMPLEMENT AN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY THAT WILL
PROVIDE ALL OF THE SECURITY PROPERTIES YOU MIGHT ULTIMATELY
NEED”  
(from Symplified.com)