“Oracle is helping us devise an authoritative, central source for identity management
functions that simplifies our infrastructure and helps us meet regulatory requirements.”
—Joshua Figaretti, Lead, Enterprise Architecture Team, Chick-fil-A
directory access, and authorization, along with a cohesive vision
for where they are going in the [identity management] space.”
The team used Oracle Identity Manager to create a new
provisioning system that works with Microsoft Active
Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and Oracle E-Business Suite.
As the central hub for storing and managing user identities,
Oracle Identity Manager now manages provisioning to all of
Chick-fil-A’s authorization stores.
“Oracle Identity Manager replaced our custom Visual Basic
program and laid a foundation for authorization, access, and
provisioning on an enterprise scale,” Figaretti says. “We’re
starting to reap the benefits of a single-sign-on system with
fine-grained authorization to our portal applications via Oracle
Virtual Directory. Oracle Identity Manager gives us one central
place to manage identities, and Oracle Virtual Directory pro-
vides a platform to access these identities whether or not these
systems are compatible with LDAP.”
Chick-fil-A is also using XML to expose its identity and access
management functions within a service-oriented architecture.
Because Chick-fil-A deploys its password management capability
as a reusable service, developers will have an easier time integrating that function with new and existing applications.
Amit Jasuja, vice president of development for Oracle’s identity management product line, says Chick-fil-A’s strategy
matches Oracle’s stated direction for service-oriented security, an architecture that decouples hard-coded security features from enterprise applications to create reusable services
At Chick-fil-A, consistent access to information systems is critical for business owners. “We depend on Oracle Identity Manager to provision identities for the systems that
employees need to access,” says Jason Headley, manager of Chick-fil-A’s integration and data services team (right), pictured with Joshua Figaretti, lead of the enterprise
architecture team (left) and Chris Taylor, director of technical architecture and operations (center).