Given a scenario, recommend the appropriate method for provisioning users in Salesforce and other third-party services (SOAP/REST API, SAML JIT, Identity Connect, User Provisioning for Connected Apps, etc.)

SOAP/REST API Both Internal and External users can be provisioned by using SOAP and REST API on the User object. While creating External users it is required to associate a valid contact and account to the user and the account must be owned by a Salesforce user that has a role. To create or update […]

Given a scenario, articulate whether it describes an authentication, authorization, or accounting scenario and what Salesforce feature should be used to accomplish the task

Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) is a framework for intelligently controlling access to resources, enforcing policies, auditing usage, and providing the information necessary as required. These combined processes are considered important for effective application management and security. AAA provides a method to identify which users are logged into the application and each user’s authority level. […]

Describe the role(s) an Identity Provider and Service Provider play in an access control solution

Identity Provider An identity provider is a trusted provider that lets use single sign-on (SSO) to access other websites. Salesforce can be enabled as a Identity Provider and multiple service providers can be defined to enable access to multiple applications using Single Sign On (SSO). Before enabling Salesforce as an identity provider set up a […]

Identity and Access Management Designer Certification

I am preparing for my Identity and Access Management Designer Exam and thought of putting all the stuff that I am preparing in this and upcoming blog posts. I am dividing this into multiple blog posts (including this) with the below topics and its subtopics as per the certification guide and its weight Identity Management […]