On-demand Authentication Infrastructure for Test and Development

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Monday, September 19, 2016
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Across customer environments, authentication infrastructure such as Active Directory and OpenLDAP can vary widely in configuration and scale - but these environments generally share the characteristic of being supported by dedicated teams of administrators. For storage developers, mimicking the variety of supported environments while isolating developers and automated test infrastructure from each another - and doing it without a large team of systems administrators - is a challenge. This talk will discuss Isilon's response to this challenge: Authentication-Provider-as-a-Service, a REST-based interface allowing test systems and developers to deploy isolated, ephemeral authentication servers on-demand.

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Pitfalls of static, shared authentication test infrastructure
Isilon's implementation of Authentication-Provider-as-a-Service
Lessons learned in implementing on-demand authentication infrastructure