RSA Security integrates ClearTrust into PeopleSoft 8

RSA Security has integrated its ClearTrust product with PeopleSoft's 8 Web-based enterprise application suite. The collaboration...

RSA Security has integrated its ClearTrust product with PeopleSoft's 8 Web-based enterprise application suite. The collaboration is intended to provide improved security and identity management capabilities to the PeopleSoft 8 product line, while also tying the suite closer to other third-party Web applications.

RSA's ClearTrust Web access management technology will still sell separately but ClearTrust customers who wish to use the product to manage PeopleSoft 8 applications on their network can now do so using the product out of the box according to RSA director of partner development Stewart Cohen.

"We have tooled ClearTrust to work with PeopleSoft 8. No software change is necessary," said Cohen.

Before, customers wishing to use ClearTrust to manage PeopleSoft installations needed an RSA systems integrator to link the two products. Now customers will only need to consult RSA documentation on how to integrate the two products using existing features. That documentation is provided for free on the RSA Web site.

While PeopleSoft 8 already supports a single logon capability through its PeopleTools application, ClearTrust allows that single logon to be extended to other applications outside of the PeopleSoft suite of products.

ClearTrust also adds more sophisticated authentication methods than are possible using just the PeopleTools product.

"PeopleSoft customers get a variety of authentication methods. In addition to user name and password authentication, they get secure ID token authentication, digital certificates and so on," Cohen said.

Security roles and certificates are managed through the ClearTrust product, Cohen said.

As part of the collaboration, RSA has certified PeopleSoft as a Secured ClearTrust Ready Partner, joining a long list of other partners - including a number of PeopleSoft's competitors in the enterprise application market.

PeopleSoft, in turn, has certified RSA's ClearTrust Web access management technology for its AppConnect - a partnership that uses standardised data models and interfaces to connect PeopleSoft and non-PeopleSoft applications.

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