One Identity Active Roles Pros and Cons

One Identity Active Roles Pros

NP
reviewer1425105
IT Lead, Security services at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
The biggest thing for us is Active Roles saves a lot of man-hours in keeping groups up-to-date manually or trying to write some sort of script that you have to run, so we don't have to reinvent the wheel. Instead of when every time somebody joins a department, then somebody has to remember to put in a request to add "meet user Joe" to this group, the solution does it automatically for us. Therefore, it saves our business and IT staff time because they do not have to process requests since Active Role can do it for them.
View full review »
Becky Phares
Sr Business Analyst at George Washington University
With the use of the sync service we were able to import information from multiple external systems and populate them within our space and leverage them for downstream systems.
View full review »
GS
reviewer1430811
Information Security Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Another good feature is the change history. It's centralized in a single place and allows us to manage people's Active Directory domains from a central location. We can also drill down into individual objects in a troubleshooting or even an auditing situation. We can show evidence to auditors by drilling down into the individual history. It gives you all the history of what happened around an individual object. That is something that would be almost impossible to do in Active Directory, or extremely complicated.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about One Identity Active Roles. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.
GN
reviewer1558140
Network Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Instead of deleting accounts, we like the deprovision option so that we can reverse any accidental deletions. It also gives a higher level of quality control in terms of enforcing any number of variables, such as making sure that an account has a description entered before the account can be created. We can backtrack and know the history of it that way.
View full review »
Kiril
Senior IT Manager at Toronto District School Board
Because of Active Roles, we're able to synchronize on an even more regular basis. It enables us to provide even more information to the Active Directory, which helped us to group our users in a more consistent manner.
View full review »
Willie Clemons
User
Having a tool to manage all changes to AD from a single pane of glass is awesome.
View full review »

One Identity Active Roles Cons

NP
reviewer1425105
IT Lead, Security services at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
When doing a workflow, we would like a bit better feedback on the screen, as we're trying to get it to work. For example, there is a "Find" function that you need set up in a workflow to do some of the automation. It is not the easiest to get a result from those finds when you're trying to do that. In the MMC, they have a couple different types of workflows. In this particular case, we use their workflow functionality to find all of X within the environment, then if you find it, do X, Y, and Z. You can have multiple steps. When you do that search function within that workflow, it's really hard to find out, "Is my search working?" It would be nice if there was some feedback on the screen so you could see if your search is working properly within the workflow.
View full review »
Becky Phares
Sr Business Analyst at George Washington University
There are some features that we think should be included in their next release. We think these things would take them to the next level: the ability to completely force or limit any dynamic group processing to specific servers, change-tracking reporting of virtual attributes, and the ability to use files as inputs to automation workloads. These things have also been talked about. Knowing them, they're probably working on them.
View full review »
GS
reviewer1430811
Information Security Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The third area for improvement, which is the weakest portion of ARS, is the workflow engine, which was introduced a few years ago. It's slow and not very intuitive to use, so I would like to see improvement there.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about One Identity Active Roles. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.
GN
reviewer1558140
Network Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
I've had a difficult time getting it to cooperate with Azure in the cloud and, while the support staff are very good and very knowledgeable, what they assist with just on a call doesn't go deep enough to help with a number of issues. The answer that comes back is that we'd have to start an engagement with Professional Services, which is fine but that takes time to schedule and it takes budget.
View full review »
Kiril
Senior IT Manager at Toronto District School Board
In terms of improvement, it could be made even more user-friendly for administrators when they need to create new workflows and rule sets.
View full review »
Willie Clemons
User
The ability to send logs to a SIEM would be very beneficial.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about One Identity Active Roles. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.