Identity Provisioning has been a central and much maligned component in most identity and access governance projects within the enterprise. But as the cloud obliterates the boundaries within which enterprise identity must play, the traditionally understood model of user provisioning has become an albatross around the necks of corporate IT, weighing them down and creating much angst for management that felt they had finally worked things out. But is provisioning really done, or does it still have a role to play in the next generation architecture of the cloud-based enterprise? In this talk I gave at the Cloud Identity Summit 2011, I describe how identity provisioning should evolve in the world of federated identity, externalized security and pull-based identity management.
[Adapted from my talk at the 2011 Cloud Identity Summit // Associated Blog Post: blog.talkingidentity.com/2011/07/and-now-for-something-completely-different.html]