In our final post on migrating to a CA SSO solution, we will present six things you need to keep in mind if you want to accelerate the project. There is no standard timeframe for implementation of CA SSO; the speed of implementation is dependent upon a wide range of factors. These factors especially impact implementation timelines:
- Existing authentication(s): The number and type of authentication and session management mechanisms currently in place to protect web applications affects implementation complexity.
- User stores: The number and type of existing user stores and migration and synchronization requirements affect project progress.
- Custom code requirements: Requirements related to custom authentication schemes, active responses and policies or advanced functionality not supported by the current product can have a negative impact on production timelines.
- Availability of hardware: Long hardware lead times often have a negative impact on rapidly moving the implementation beyond the development phase.
- Resource availability: If an organization cannot dedicate the enough resources to provide the necessary info for requirements gathering and help generate designs, the process will be prolonged.
- Modifications to legacy applications: A company must have developers familiar with the applications being integrated into the architecture and be able to modify applications as necessary. Modifications to legacy applications are sometimes a large undertaking; if the applications aren’t ready when the solution infrastructure is available, the timeline will be affected negatively.
If you are interested in exploring CA SSO implementation options contact Amin.PashapourAlamdary@ca.com.