Engineering

Better Metrics with Prometheus

Generating millions of metrics from microservices and infrastructure is easy (perhaps too easy). Collecting those metrics and sculpting them into meaningful dashboards and alarms is a challenge operations teams face as they grow and scale their applications. We found in Prometheus a capable and flexible metrics collection platform that came […]

Your Data Sucks… We Can Help

I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but your data sucks… and that’s a big problem. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will transform identity governance over the next few years and you need to get ready so you can take advantage of it. Here is […]

Fast Federation: Onboarding Applications to your Identity Provider

As an IT administrator charged with onboarding a new application to your environment, you most often want to enable Single Sign-On, giving your team members access to the app using their corporate credentials (username and password). Granting said access is typically done via integration to an LDAP service directly (assuming […]

Meet the SailPoint Engineering Crew

What is it like to work at SailPoint? Get an inside look at what life on the SailPoint engineering team is like, and why they love what they do!

Finding the Needle in the Needlestack: Moving Towards a Smarter Risk Detection, Modeling & Assessment

What is risk? Risk is a nebulous concept, albeit highly intuitive, or probably too generic of a term. The thing about risk is that to develop effective tools to deal with or mitigate its ill effects, one would typically require highly non-trivial and specific details. For example, risk from a […]

Bring your shovels, we’re going mining! – Gearing up for an AI revolution in access modeling

Managing access can be quite a daunting task in mid-to-large sized enterprises. Having a good answer for “Who should have access to what?” is not easy, to say the least. With a myriad of existing applications, accounts, file systems, etc. that keep growing all the time, and with a dynamic […]

Performance Engineering for SaaS Products at SailPoint

Performance Engineering means many things to different people.  Some people think “simple JMeter tests” and others “advanced capacity planning” or “predictive analytics”.  The Performance Engineering practice at SailPoint spans all of these concepts.  Today we will talk about what Performance Engineering means to IdentityNow and to SailPoint.  Let’s take some […]

DDE search technology and how to get the most out of your queries

The Dynamic Discovery Engine (DDE) in IdentityNow provides users with the ability to search Identities and related objects using a powerful and flexible search syntax.  The DDE utilizes Elasticsearch to power this search functionality. Elasticsearch is a distributed search and analytics engine based on the Lucene information retrieval library. Elasticsearch […]

Intuitiveness in Exception and Error Handling in Connectors

Connector projects are complex and exceptions are bound to happen. It is important that we have the ability to catch, categorize and handle exceptions, so that we do not leave the SailPoint identity platform in an inconsistent state. At SailPoint, we perform rigorous proofreading for preproduction and postproduction errors to […]

Create, Communicate, Inspire, Repeat: From Data-Driven PoCs to AI innovations

The abundance of data has made it ever so challenging for IAM professionals to have a bird’s eye view of the underlying risks in [fast-growing, dynamic] enterprise systems. These days companies are taking advantage of machine learning in hopes of gaining meaningful insights from large-scale, high-dimensional data. It should go […]