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Scalability - Hitachi ID Password Manager

(1) 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.
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