20 January 2022
Solid State Networks is bringing something new to the gaming and virtual reality industry -- a CI/CD platform that helps game developers work faster and smarter.
Critical to that effort is managing access rights for every client user and group that accesses its CI/CD solution. In other words, Solid State needs Partner Identity and Access Management (Otherwise known as B2B Access Management Platform).
The company considered doing things the hard way by building a B2B Access Management solution from scratch. But then it made a smarter choice: It adopted PlainID Partner Manager, which delivers scalable, self-service access control tooling that Solid State’s customers can use to manage permissions within their organizations.
From the start, Solid State Networks knew that it would have to create a user-friendly access control management process for its platform to make the solution attractive and widely adopted organization-wide with their customers. They had no doubts that a delegated model was the right way to go about this. They let their users independently define identities for users and groups within their organizations and assign them access rights in a granular, easily customizable way.
And we’re not talking here about generic Identity and Access Management (IAM) tooling. Solid State required a B2B IAM solution that provided:
Building a partner Identity and Access Management framework (also known as B2B Access Management) from scratch would have seriously distracted Solid State from its core mission of creating a CI/CD platform for gaming. They preferred to have their development team spending their precious time building their platform.
So, the company turned to PlainID Partner Manager, which offers a production-ready B2B Access Management solution with all of the features Solid State needed.
Partner Manager revolutionizes B2B Identity and Access Management by letting you manage your partners as “organizations,” while delegating admin capabilities, so your partners can manage their own users’ access.
After only a month of experimentation with Partner Manager, Solid State Networks knew that it was the B2B access management solution it needed. It began integrating Partner Manager into its own continuous delivery platform, and completed the integration within just two weeks.
To Solid State, PlainID’s Partner Manager stood apart from competing solutions for several reasons:
“The value and acceleration we’re getting with PlainID is awesome," said Rick Buonincontri, CEO of Solid State Networks.
He continued, "Implementing Partner Manager has given us the ability to ensure a continuous, rapid adoption of our solution by our customers. By easily delegating to our customers the ability to manage their own users, we made the end-to-end process of managing identities drastically more simple and streamlined. We believe it’s going to create some incredible efficiencies that will drive the business forward.”
B2B Identity and Access Management has traditionally been a tough nut to crack. Few solutions are available that offer scalable, production-ready partner IAM tooling.
But PlainID Partner Manager has changed the game. PlainID Partner Manager serves both needs. By delivering end-to-end identity and access management through a delegated, self-service architecture and a user-friendly, customizable UI, Partner Manager offers a simple but powerful solution to modern identity access requirements in a B2B context. Get in touch for a free trial.
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