Custom Authentication Extra
The Custom Authentication Extra provides support for Active Directory and SAML Authentication as well as Duo Security as a second factor of authentication. In the SimpleRisk Core product, without this Extra, the only option is to create new users in the SimpleRisk identity repository.
What are SimpleRisk Extras?
SimpleRisk Core is our widely acclaimed, award winning, free and open source product that has been downloaded over 60,000 times and contains all of the basic Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) functionality needed to establish a foundational GRC program. As an organization's GRC program matures, extended functionality is often required to meet requirements beyond what is available in the SimpleRisk Core offering.
To address these expanded needs, SimpleRisk has developed a variety of plug-and-play modules termed "Extras" that provide functionality above and beyond our SimpleRisk Core offering. These plug-and-play modules will be essential to the success of your GRC program as your organization grows and matures its processes.While all of our Extras are available in packaged bundles with both SimpleRisk On-Premise and Hosted deployment models, they can also be purchased A La Carte for those organizations that choose to deploy our platform on-premise.
Why was the Custom Authentication Extra created?
Many SimpleRisk customers have a requirement to automatically link SimpleRisk to their internal directory service in order to automate user management, and the Custom Authentication Extra provides this integration. Automating user management with the Custom Authentication Extra is a significant time saver for organizations with this requirement. Without Custom Authentication, SimpleRisk administrators would need to manually add, edit or remove users from the system, which is both tedious and time consuming.
How is the Custom Authentication Extra used?
This Extra supports Active Directory and SAML Authentication, along with Duo Security as a second factor of authentication. At the end of 2019, we also added the ability to automatically include the user’s manager with Custom Authentication functionality. While the only natively supported MFA application today is Duo, authentication with generic TOTP authenticators, such as Google Auth, is on the roadmap. If you integrate with SAML, your SAML IdP could be used to enforce MFA for the protocols and applications it supports.
What users would benefit from the Custom Authentication Extra?
All users and managers would benefit from using the Custom Authentication Extra.
Which plans include the Custom Authentication Extra?
On-Prem Plus & Premium Packages and our Hosted Large Enterprise Package provide access to the Custom Authentication Extra. Although our packages provide the most cost-effective way to purchase Extras, we do offer an A La Carte option if you are interested in customizing which Extras you would like to purchase.
How can I learn more about the Custom Authentication Extra or try it out for myself?
To learn more about the Custom Authentication Extra or discuss specific use cases for how your organization could use it, feel free to schedule a demo online. If you would like to try out the Custom Authentication Extra functionality for yourself, we offer a free (no credit card required!) 30 day trial. Please reach out to SimpleRisk Support if you have any additional questions about the Custom Authentication Extra or any of the additional functionality that we offer.