ProfileUnity has added support for SAML and Azure Active Directory groups, offering greater cloud functionality to its users.
With console support for SAML, users can now access their ProfileUnity console using a cloud Identity Provider (IDP). This approach offers numerous benefits, including:
- Two-factor authentication: Depending on the IDP configuration, users can use an authentication application on their phone, receive an SMS message, or even use a physical token for added security.
- Centralized auditing: By centralizing all ProfileUnity console access to an IDP, IT teams gain access to full audit trails for login attempts. This allows for easy auditing without needing direct access to the ProfileUnity console.
By integrating SAML support, ProfileUnity has made it easier for users to leverage SSO to login the ProfileUnity console even more securely, and IT teams to manage and monitor those access attempts.
ProfileUnity has also recently released an update that introduces support for Azure Active Directory groups. This new feature enables the context-aware filtering system to make decisions based on a user’s Azure Active Directory group membership, making it particularly beneficial for users who work on an operating system that is not typically joined to an NT Domain or does not have a consistent connection to the corporate network.
One of the best aspects of this update is that it requires no changes to the client-side or user experience for the ProfileUnity client to query Azure Active Directory group membership. To get started, simply set up the console with the necessary Azure Active Directory access required to perform group queries.
With Azure Active Directory group support, ProfileUnity users can now take advantage of enhanced filtering capabilities, making it easier to manage. This upgrade provides greater flexibility and convenience for businesses looking to maintain secure and efficient IT operations while using Azure Active Directory.
Once the console has access to perform your Azure Active Directory Group queries the filter system will show Azure Active Directory groups.
Once you have setup your Azure Active Directory Group filter and tied it to a module, like shortcuts, FlexApp,.etc., the system will take care of enabling the client access to query your Azure Active Directory Groups.