Leveraging domain expertise, automation and self-service capabilities, UNITY – a WAM modernization framework – slashes timelines and cost of legacy WAM migration to Ping-based platform.
The company’s large, legacy WAM footprint supporting authentication and SSO for internal applications was proving inefficient.
They planned to migrate from legacy (OAM) to a next-generation platform – PingDirectory.
While at 20% completion of migration by themselves, they realized;
- The disruption in business operation was too much and the teams were being stretched thin with priorities and a repetitive migration process.
- They needed to accelerate the remaining 80% completion of migration seamlessly, with minimal dowmtime.
- This required the development and optimization of tools/scripts and other automation mechanisms to improve the speed and quality of migrations.
Prior to moving ahead with completing the migration, the current disruption had to be fixed.
- Persistent optimized a co-existence strategy for the legacy WAM solution and Ping.
- Defined process controls to provide transparent and disruption-free migration for users.
- Provided a seamless application authentication and SSO experience during the migration phase.
The existing migration mechanism lacked automation and visibility.
- UNITY – Persistent’s Identity and Access Migration Framework – did all the heavylifting by automating tedious processes like policy migration, application onboarding, etc. from the legacy system to Ping.
- The framework provided a dashboard view of the application migration status for application and operations team.
Over 1000 applications successfully onboarded to Ping. Automation resulted in time and cost savings of approximately 40%.
UNITY’s dashboard view and policy workbench continue to be used post-migration to provide more efficient policy management for applications on the Ping infrastructure.
Brought down initial onboarding timelines from weeks to hours.