What Does Single Pane of Glass Mean?

Single Pane of Glass is a term used throughout the management and IT fields to describe a management tool that integrates information from numerous sources.

This dynamic solution combines many applications and resources into a single display, such as a dashboard, where all resources are readily available.

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This dynamic solution combines many applications and resources into a single display.

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What Does Single Pane of Glass Do?

As organizations grow, they acquire more software programs to assist with daily activities, making it difficult to follow how everything relates to each other.

Having a single source helps unify the view across different systems.

This type of management display console compiles every module within an application to showcase it to an end-user from a central location. 

Typically, a dashboard displays the data from varied sources inside one location, allowing for quick access to information. In addition, this dashboard is generally flexible for easy customizing.

The purpose of this single view is to showcase and consolidate data, which is easy to interpret and read, with an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI), for easy navigation and actionable insight.

One single tool controls all data, and users can complete all work from one unified console.

In addition, the unified view displays all statuses and metrics, which are required to manage network infrastructure efficiently.

System administrators benefit from systems like these, as they offer improved visibility to user access.

Managing, modifying, certifying, and revoking user access to any organization resource becomes effortless with a unified interface. Additionally, they provide quick access to the information needed.

How Does IDHub Utilize A Single Pane Of Glass System?

IDHub offers two modules, located on the dashboard for a single pane of glass view. Its User Module is accessible to all IDHub Users, whereas the Administrator Module is only accessible to users assigned the Role “System Administrator” or “Access Manager.”

IDHub displays all requestable resources, from different Identity Management Systems, on the same “Search Catalog” page.

The ability to view all requestable resources from a single, central location makes it super easy for users to read.

With a single pane of glass system like IDHub, you can easily use Roles to assign specific security permissions, which control user access and view User or Role-specific data for applications and resources.

A single pane of glass system with Single Sign-On capabilities is part of a perfect Identity and Access Management System.

IDHub is unique in this way, offering a single pane of glass, and single sign-on capabilities.

Not all systems offer SSO. IDHub does, by using the SSO function with the Keycloak App. 

Organizations with IDHub can eliminate the need for multiple passwords, allowing for single login for all users to all connected. 

If a User is logged into IDHub, authentication will happen automatically.

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Multiple Identity Systems in one

IDHub provides organizations with the unique feature of using IDHub in conjunction with other Identity Systems.

This feature’s ease of use has helped many clients avoid multi-year expensive projects, save time and money, and use all available resources effectively.

Available Features:

  • Access Requests Across Multiple IDMs
  • Connected System Synchronizations for each IDMs
  • Application Onboarding for Newer IDM Systems, Post IDM Upgrades

Organizations use IDHub seamlessly across migration and up-gradation periods.

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Extend the Life of Legacy Systems

For organizations using an exsisting IDM legacy system, IDHub provides a platform which allows the organization to use the existing system, with newer, user-friendly interfaces, to perform all existing IDM functions.

What do you get?

  • Better Visualizations
  • Ease of Use
  • No Changes in Existing IDM System

IDM Switch (On/Off)

IDHub single pane of glass provides an easy On-Off switch for organizations using IDHub.

What does that mean?

  • After the migration is complete, IDHub allows you to switch off the older IDM system for end-users and administrators alike, as it serves its purpose.
  • After upgrading is complete, older IDM versions may not be of any use.

Therefore, IDHub provides a hassle-free platform for your use with any Identity Management Systems.

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“With IDHub we can extend the investments made on our legacy systems and roll out a modern IDM system.”

-Arun Binaykia