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Scalability - Hitachi ID Password Manager

Hitachi ID Password Manager has been deployed in very large organizations, including:

  • One password reset system supporting 750,000 users and another supporting more than 2,000,000 users (both Extranet-facing).
  • Internal corporate deployments with up to 350,000 users.
  • Users distributed over six continents (nobody in Antarctica).
  • A single Password Manager instance, running on a single server, managing passwords on over 3,200 stand-alone Unix systems.

This level of scalability is a result of many features:

  • Built-in, real-time database replication between servers (WAN-friendly, encrypted).
  • Explicit support for multi-master, load-balanced configurations with cooperation between replica servers.
  • Multi-threading operation of the UI components, service components and connectors.

In addition, Password Manager incorporates many features that, while not directly performance-related, are needed to operate in large, complex networks:

  • Compatibility with reverse web proxies, which can expose some or all of the Password Manager UI to less-trusted network segments (e.g., DMZ).
  • An application proxy server, which allows Password Manager to connect to target systems across firewalls.
  • Support for multiple languages (including Unicode) per running instance.
  • Auto-discovery of users and groups on integrated systems and applications.

Read More:

  • Included Connectors:
    Systems on which Password Manager can manage passwords.
  • Integrations:
    Integrations between Password Manager and other parts of an IT infrastructure.
  • Supported User Interfaces:
    Supported Password Manager user interfaces: web browser, workstation login prompt, mobile phone and telephone call.
  • Helping Locked Out Users:
    Enabling users who forgot their primary password or locked themselves out of their PC to access self-service.
  • Helping Mobile Users:
    Assisting mobile users who forgot their primary password (cached on their PC) while away from the corporate network.
  • Network architecture:
    How users, existing systems and applications and Password Manager servers interact on the network.
  • Scalability:
    How Password Manager can scale to manage passwords across millions of login IDs.
  • Mapping User IDs:
    How Password Manager maps user IDs on different systems back to their human users, both automatically and with human assistance.
  • Language Support:
    Languages supported by the Password Manager user interface.
  • Single Sign-on Without a Password Wallet:
    Hitachi ID Login Manager can automatically sign users into their applications without having to store IDs and passwords in a "password wallet."
  • Password Manager server requirements:
    Sizing, configuration and number of servers on which to deploy Password Manager.
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