Virtual appliance fuels Bring Your Own Identity

NetIQ announced SocialAccess, a virtual appliance that allows business and government entities to leverage social identity providers to share select identity information for authentication via OAuth and OpenID Connect.

This information can then be used to provide protected online services ranging from customer-focused applications to state and local services, such as 311 and more.

Organizations increasingly want to make services, resources and content available in a manner that is highly personalized to each individual. Traditionally, this required individuals to create and maintain a unique user name and password for each site. SocialAccess enables large-scale “bring your own identity” (BYOI) services that simplify how organizations interact with stakeholders.

“Consumers are demanding convenient access to more services from more endpoints than ever and organizations need to be able to seize the opportunities that social identity, mobile computing, cloud and other trends naturally create,” said Geoff Webb, director, Solution Strategy at NetIQ.

SocialAccess 1.0 is generally available today worldwide and is licensed on a per user basis.