The new Identity Management project will implement an Identity Hub to effectively manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities across all NSW Government enterprise resources, both within the firewall and beyond into the cloud.
This is expected to allow the NSW Government to enhance service delivery, streamline Government work practices, and reduce costs.
The Identity Hub consortium comprises Dataweave, Qubit Consulting, Oracle Australia and NTT Communications.
"Large organisations often face serious challenges when managing user access to IT systems and data. The NSW Government Identity Hub will make it possible to streamline the administration of user accounts and passwords, while creating a better user experience and tightening security," Weaver said.
The Identity Hub will be hosted within the NSW Government's new GovDC data centres located at Silverwater and Unanderra, on a new Infrastructure as a Service platform provided by NTT Communications, utilising Oracle hardware.
Weaver said the Identity Hub is intended to improve overall IT security across NSW Government, while providing a better user experience. This will be achieved through the use of a federated Identity Management framework delivered via a Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture. The Identity Hub will be based on Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall and Oracle Data Masking products.
Weaver said the solution was designed to extend seamlessly out into the public cloud, allowing businesses and citizens accessing government services to be incorporated into the solution.
“The use of a fully managed SaaS deployment model allows greater scalability, removing the pain and complexity of disconnected user account administration and password management for NSW Government agencies.”