CA SSO Pros and Cons

CA SSO Pros

umairakhlaque78
Sr. Manager at Duroob
The most valuable feature is that it meets the requirements of the customer. You have a lot of features in the product. Every product has them, but the question is, are these products going to meet the requirement of the customer?
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DesignEn0ad8
Design Engineer 5 at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Right now, federation that comes out-of-the-box with single sign-on is the most valuable feature that we have, and also scalability.
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Software4a0d
Software Engineering Consultant at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
As our identity model continues to mature, probably the Federation is most valueable.
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Manager1496
Manager with 10,001+ employees
Federation is valuable, for sure, because we have a lot of third-party vendors that we need to integrate with, and this is a turnkey solution in some ways.
The Directory is secure. It's our user store, and it's important to keep our members safe. The product does well with that.
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JosephLaVigne
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We almost never have outages nor see slowdowns.
All of our applications get a point, click, and you are in, while we increase security at the same time.
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Anil Gaddi
Security Architect at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
If you look at our organization, and really all financial institutions, we have a lot of legacy apps. So it really helps to get Single Sign-On.
Ease of use is very good, for administrating it. It's very well known.
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Maurice Shorrosh
Technology Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It has the ability to authenticate and authorize users. It is the main feature for our security.
It is very scalable. We have a very large customer base: 75 million customers.
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Aseem Poudel
Senior Software Analyst at NRG Energy
Authentication & Authorization are important because all the sites need authentication for security purposes. That has been handled pretty well all these years with SSO.
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Amlan Sahoo
Systems-Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I liked the debugging part. There are only two files (trace file and log file) that you need to look into while performing debugging, and the logs give you the exact info on where and what needs to be fixed.
You can quickly deploy the entire product with a basic config within couple of hours.
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Syed Aamer
IT Security Consultant at NIC KSA
It has considerably reduced the amount of time that new users would take to join into the organization. Previously, it was a lengthy, manual process because it's a very secure environment, where they need to verify the user before they can actually grant him a user-ID and password. Integrating with the built-in custom application, and exposing CA Single Sign On to the internet, we were able to get the employees onboard. The time that we gained was: previously it would generally take from four to eight weeks for each employee, we brought it to one to two days.
The most valuable feature is the Federation part of Single Sign On, which is customizable and is easily integrated with any customer application or any third party application.
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CA SSO Cons

umairakhlaque78
Sr. Manager at Duroob
CA has reporting at the moment. With the reporting, every particular segmented product has a reporting engine. I would like to see centralized reporting for all of them together.
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DesignEn0ad8
Design Engineer 5 at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Better documentation. I went through some sessions on single sign-on for version 12.7.
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Software4a0d
Software Engineering Consultant at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I'd like to see a rework of the user directory configuration.
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Manager1496
Manager with 10,001+ employees
I think they need to integrate some of the newer types of authentication into the product. I'm not seeing the innovation when it comes to biometrics in the product.
They need to make configurations easier, and not have the engineer having to guess what will happen when he changes a particular setting.
The initial setup was complex, painful. But that is to be expected of any new setup. When you're a big bank like us, any kind of migration to a new product is hard. I expect it to be painful, and it was painful. But it's not something that you can avoid.
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JosephLaVigne
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I would prefer to see their SAML integration be a more streamlined and easier interface.
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Anil Gaddi
Security Architect at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
I would like to see a move towards the newer technologies, which is what we are doing right now. I think that's in the roadmap that's coming, in the 12.8 and 14 releases, but we would like to have it sooner than later.
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Maurice Shorrosh
Technology Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The main thing is we do not have the traceability and good monitoring that CA can provide us to capture problems when they occur.
All the problems that we reported actually have never been resolved. We could not capture enough information for CA to be able to debug the problem.
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Aseem Poudel
Senior Software Analyst at NRG Energy
We would like to the OAuth be more stable, more issues being fixed rather than not.
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Amlan Sahoo
Systems-Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The GUIs are not very clear, especially when integrating with other products from CA.
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Syed Aamer
IT Security Consultant at NIC KSA
The Federation part of CA Single Sign On, it's a bit complex to implement because it involves the SSL certificates, exchange of certificates, and lot of technical details. The documentation misses some important parts of this, so that's the reason it took some time for us to go live.
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