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Open-source standard aims to unify incompatible cloud identity systems

May 18, 2022


A new open-source project aims to unify incompatible cloud identity systems such as Azure, AWS and Google, giving users the ability to apply consistent identity and access policies across multi-cloud platforms. Announced by identity orchestration firm Strata Identity, the project consists of Hexa, an open-source technology, and IDQL, a new common policy format that defines identity access policies, which combine to manage access policies across multi-clouds, on-premises systems, and vendors, the company said. The news comes in the wake of research that laid bare the security risks surrounding mismanaged, overly-permissive cloud identities that open the door to attackers targeting cloud infrastructure.

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