LikeMinds Consulting: Legacy Web Access Management Modernization

Ramnath Krishnamurthi, Founder and CEO
Founded in 2005, Like Minds Consulting Inc prides itself on being a leading consulting, systems integration, and managed services provider. The primary focus of the company is identity and access management, application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions. “We offer businesses the ability to move from vendor lock-in position and have the benefits of digital transformation,” says Ramnath Krishnamurthi, Founder and CEO.

At its core, LikeMinds Consulting provides EBS Integration Kit (EIK) that simplifies the process of achieving standards-based Single Sign-On (SSO) with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS). The solution plays a vital role in eliminating businesses’ dependency on legacy Oracle components while enabling clients to migrate from legacy Oracle IAM without disrupting critical access to Oracle EBS. As such, organizations are freed from lock-in with Oracle IAM licensing. More importantly, EIK is Certified and supported by Ping Identity, a leader in Zero Trust, identity-defined security and it can be deployed on the PingFederate server. “The partnership with Ping Identity began in 2012 when a bunch of Oracle EBS customers approached the latter to leverage the benefits of the lightweight infrastructure of Ping Identity suite products. So, we bridged the gap between Ping Identity Suite and Oracle EBS by modifying EIK to enable users to do single sign on for authentication,” says Krishnamurthi. “But EIK is not specifically built for Ping Identity products. It follows open standards; so, clients can address their varied requirements with it.”

The EIK is a lightweight java application that can be deployed on a tomcat or jetty container. The EIK is OpenID Connect Compliant as a resource server and can be configured with PingOne to receive authentication and authorization tokens. Therefore, users can login into their PingOne dock will access to Oracle EBS application with a single click. The EIK will communicate with the Oracle E-Business Suite Database for Session creation and optional user provisioning if needed.


We offer businesses the ability to move from vendor lock-in position and have the benefits of digital transformation


LikeMinds Consulting has also introduced LMConnect that provides a simple deployment path using any standard OAuth/OIDC token providers to allow SSO to Oracle Enterprise Applications. “Our modernized solution approach helps achieve a painless integration of modern IAM into client’s existing solutions,” says Krishnamurthi. LMConnect allows clients to eliminate dependency on Oracle components—be it Oracle Access Manager or Oracle Internet Directory—for IAM. But businesses can still have access to critical Oracle apps to run seamlessly run their everyday operation. The solution also provides an improved user experience with reduced password resets and increased security. More importantly, LMConnect works easily with PingFederate, PingOne, and Microsoft Azure as well as provides flexibility to install on any J2EE container.

Backed by such comprehensive offerings, Like Minds Consulting Inc serves clients across various industries, including retail, airline, and tech companies. “We help clients reduce their dependency on Oracle and holistically improve their operational efficiency. Today, we have become the trusted partner for many clients,” prides Krishnamurthi.

The success of EIK in Oracle e-business suite has driven Like Minds Consulting Inc to extend the same capability to other enterprise Oracle applications such as Oracle Apex, Oracle IPM, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Oracle business intelligence process. With such capabilities, the Oracle customers can seamlessly migrate from their legacy IAM system and Oracle Access Manager to any open standard vendors such as Ping Identity, ForgeRock, and Microsoft Azure.

Company
LikeMinds Consulting

Headquarters
Piscataway, NJ

Management
Ramnath Krishnamurthi, Founder and CEO

Description
Founded in 2005, Like Minds Consulting Inc prides itself on being a leading consulting, systems integration, and managed services provider. The primary focus of the company is identity and access management, application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions. At its core, LikeMinds Consulting provides EBS Integration Kit (EIK) that simplifies the process of achieving standards-based Single Sign-On (SSO) with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS). The solution plays a vital role in eliminating businesses’ dependency on legacy Oracle components while enabling clients to migrate from legacy Oracle IAM without disrupting critical access to Oracle EBS

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