IBM Cloud Identity Connect is a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) that provides access to thousands of popular cloud apps with single sign-on (SSO) to their cloud or on-premise applications. The new service will be available on June 15th from the IBM Cloud Marketplace. There's a free one-year subscription for up to five applications, for customers of IBM Cloud applications like IBM Verse and IBM Connections Cloud, as well as partner offerings like Box from IBM. IBM Cloud Identity Connect is also available as a standalone 30-day free trial.
Integrating SSO with multiple cloud providers is something many businesses struggle with, particularly those with limited IT resources that want to focus on their business without needing to hire an entire IT department. In a recent blog article IBM said
cost and complexity, and integration with existing infrastructure are the top three concerns among IT professionals
The neat thing about this solution is that it brings together a single identity service that can be used for cloud and on-prem apps and services.