New Integration with Zoho People Automates User Onboarding and Offboarding in Active Directory
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, announced that its identity and access management (IAM) solution for Active Directory and Office 365, AD360, now integrates with Zoho People, the cloud-based, human resource management system (HRMS) from Zoho. Available immediately, the latest version of AD360 automatically provisions and deprovisions user accounts in Active Directory driven by the changes in Zoho People.
ManageEngine is exhibiting the latest version of AD360, along with the rest of its IT management and security portfolio, at Microsoft Ignite, being held Sept. 24-28, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. ManageEngine is meeting with customers and attendees in booth #440.
Organizations often rely on an HRMS such as Zoho People as the authoritative source of employee data. However, for IT admins, synchronizing user data between their organization’s HRMS and Active Directory remains a challenge. As more and more employees join the organization, change their roles over time or leave, IT admins are left dealing with constant requests to update all these changes in Active Directory.
“There is a definite gap between IT and HR when it comes to user onboarding and offboarding. It costs organizations unnecessary manpower and reduces the productivity of IT admins, HR managers, and employees,” said Parthiban Paramasivam, director of product management at ManageEngine. “By integrating AD360 with Zoho People, any change to employee data in Zoho People will be automatically reflected in Active Directory. We’re also working toward supporting more HRMSs in AD360.”
With the integration of AD360 and Zoho People, IT admins can:
- Automatically create user accounts in AD, Office 365, G Suite, Skype for Business, and Exchange Server whenever a new employee account is added in Zoho People.
- Modify user attributes in Active Directory whenever the corresponding linked attribute is modified in Zoho People.
- Delete or disable user accounts in AD, along with Exchange mailboxes and Office 365 accounts, whenever a user account is deleted in Zoho People.
In addition to its HRMS-driven IAM automation, AD360 also recently released user behavior analytics (UBA), two-factor authentication (TFA) for Windows logons, and Skype for Business reporting. UBA uses machine learning and data analytics to create a security system that can detect threats based on real-world user behavior. TFA for Windows logons adds an extra layer of security for local and remote desktop logons. The reports on Skype for Business allow administrators to get metrics on and analyze every aspect of their Skype for Business environment.