“If you can whiteboard it, you can orchestrate it” is the slogan Ping used for its latest product. With hundreds of integrations available, it can already fit into your ecosystem.
It was late last year when identity management company Ping Identity bought low/no-code identity workflow company Singular Key, and now only months later Ping has announced what it had done with this purchase: Added Singular Key’s technology to its PingOne cloud platform as a new product called PingOne DaVinci.
DaVinci continues Singular Key’s mission to create a no-code platform for orchestrating identities that Ping executive adviser Aubrey Turner said anyone, regardless of coding knowledge, can use to create a better form of identity management and orchestration.
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“If you can whiteboard it, you can orchestrate it,” Turner said. “DaVinci is really a graphical, drag-and-drop process of creating these flows for the user journey. Say you have a business process for onboarding a new customer. registration, identity verification, AMF, fraud detection… [DaVinci is about] create this trip without any code,” Turner said.
Turner said Ping sees DaVinci as a product that fits into the fourth generation of identification solutions. The first, he said, was to define identity automation processes. Then came the aspect of governance that controlled what people could access. After that came the move of access management to the cloud, and DaVinci is the fourth generation of credential software, which exists to orchestrate all of these other things.
The orchestration is complex, perhaps too much for a single developer. This involves designing the entire login process, as well as each application access and extension allocation that entails. Simply put, good identity orchestration should be frictionless, but for developers, it’s anything but.
“[DaVinci is] do it in a way that turns thousands of lines of code and thousands of hours into minutes,” Turner said.
When Ping bought Singular Key in September 2021, Ping CEO André Durand said the purchase would be a way for Ping to free businesses from the “tangled mess of poorly integrated cloud, legacy software, and API services.” . Ping’s vision for this solution includes a broad market for DaVinci connectors that includes Ping’s other identity management solutions, as well as those of competitors and third-party application companies, who may wish to integrate their single sign-on.
The DaVinci category includes websites like Have I Been Pwned (which can verify credentials for exposure), Equifax, Google login, ID.me, Bitbucket, AWS, Github, and countless others. Ping also encourages developers to add their own apps to its integration directory.
There’s a lot of technology behind solutions like PingOne DaVinci, but in the perfect world, there won’t be much reason for anyone in your organization to touch their internals. It is able to run on premise or in the cloud; Ping said it won’t lock down companies and only requires one API call.
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Frictionless identity verification is quickly becoming a necessity for many businesses and individuals, and as online identities become increasingly important, businesses will be looking for simple, frictionless solutions not only for users, but also for the people who manage the systems.
“I think [DaVinci will] actually bridge the gaps between IT, identity, security and business. You can all get together in a room, and the concerns that a developer has, the concerns that identity has, or that security and the business unit have… you can walk into a room and basically, through show and say, define what this process is going to be,” Turner said.