Application On-boarding

Application on-boarding refers to the steps/process of adding an application to OpenIAM such that the application can participate in the one or more of the following operations:

  • Joiner, mover, and leaver (JML) processes
  • Request/approval workflows.
  • Audit and compliance activities.

Since each application may have its own integration options, it may not be possible to integrate all applications. As such applications can be segregated into two types:

  • Automated applications - applications which can be integrated using connectors
  • Manual applications - applications which cannot be integrated using connectors.

The sections below describe how you can on-board each of these types of applications.

Automated applications

Automated applications integrate with the target application using connectors which enable near real time updates of identity information resulting from JML processes. In addition to the automation, organizations also benefit for the audit logs resulting from these operations and help to improve security. To integrate applications using connectors, follow the steps described below:

TopicDocumentation
Deploy and register the connectorRegister via RPM
Register via Docker
Connector specific
Connecting to your applicationOverview - Connector specific
Import existing users and entitlementsOverview - Connector specific
Import existing entitlementsOverview - Connector specific
Configure provisioningOverview - Connector specific
Configure reconciliationOverview - Connector specific

Manual applications

Unlike automated applications, where a connector enables near real time integration with the business application to support JML processes, the integration with manual applications is limited to importing data that has been exported from the application. The primary benefits of this level of integration are to be able to:

  • Have a complete few of a user's access across applications
  • Support governance activities such as access certifications
  • Support request/approval workflows

The sections below describe how to onboard applications which lack connectors.

  • Register application in OpenIAM
  • Load application entitlements
  • Load existing users and their entitlements