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Attribute Ratings

  • Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager) and WSO2 Identity Server are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

80%
1 Rating
8.0

WSO2 Identity Server

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

VMWare Identity Manager is a fantastic solution if you're looking for a "single point of access" type experience for delivering applications and data to your users. There are some features it lacks compared to some competitors, particularly when it comes to integration with other products and customization of look/feel, but we have been very successful using it to provide an easier user experience than our old systems were able to deliver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 Identity Server

If your systems are using standard authentication models then it is well suited. OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0 etc are all supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

  • It provides an "SSO" type experience for access to applications and data. Users sign in to one "portal" and then have access to whatever university systems they need to do their job.
  • It greatly simplifies securing these types of access. Firewall rulesets can be made much simpler and easier to manage, as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 Identity Server

  • It's open source so is highly configurable
  • WSO2 provides their own paid support which is an essential add-on
  • Implementation is straightforward and conforms to all major standards
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

  • There is not a ton of look/feel customization for VMWare Identity manager. We have had some complaints about the icons for the delivered applications, and it's very difficult to set up custom icons.
  • Integrating Identity Manager with our enterprise authentication solution, which is based on AD FS was not immediately intuitive or easy to do. It was possible, but it took some work.
  • Integrating Identity Manager with VMWare's own TrueSSO product (to allow certificate based authentication to work with MFA) was not intuitive and took some support calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 Identity Server

  • Overall, the product works well but does take time and effort to implement in highly complex environments. However, I do not believe this is unique to WS02.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

WSO2 Identity Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

We also examined several other options, particularly Lenovo Unified Workspace. The Lenovo product had some advantages over the VMWare product, particularly in the areas of customization of the look / feel and user experience. However, we have been a longtime VMWare customer, and we have VMWare VDI and other product implementations in place now that paired very well with the VMWare product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 Identity Server

It's Oracle. Highly expensive and limited options
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

  • We were able to replace several products from different companies with a single one. IDM replaced a Citrix farm as well as various VPN solutions.
  • Identity Manager has had a positive impact on our workload on our IT and Security engineers, as well as our desktop support group. We are now able to manage one location for application delivery instead of many, and security and other troubleshooting is much simplified, which means a lighter workload for those groups.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 Identity Server

  • WSO2 works well when you need specific user sign-up information and allows you to then tailor the access, for example, to the job role or area of discipline. We use this to tailor the learning offered to a user upon initial login.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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