The WALLIX Bastion offers AAPM (application-to-application password management) with a fingerprinting proprietary technology to authenticate third party applications.
What is AAPM?
Several applications of your IT infrastructure require to connect to other applications to process theirs services. As for users that have to authenticate to a server to access its services, those applications have also to authenticate to those servers.
A well-known problematic is to allow a server for example a ticketing server such as Redmine to authenticate with a directory service (AD). Once the server Redmine is authenticated, it can validate by using the AD connection, the identity of users wishing to access to its services. This way, AD accounts are not duplicated and the overall authentication of your users is centralized.
The problem AAPM solves
Today, credentials used from an application to connect to another application are stored within a flat configuration file, most of the time, in clear (…). AAPM purpose is to eliminate these kind of files as well as hard coded password that can exist in applications, and to propose a secured mechanism to authenticate an application with another application.
As of now, the WALLIX Bastion offers AAPM with a fingerprinting proprietary technology to authenticate third party applications.