Cloud Access Manager

Secure single sign-on for the cloud and beyond

Cloud Access Manager, part of the Dell One Identity products from Dell Software, provides users with browser-based access to internal and cloud-based web applications while simultaneously enhancing security and IT efficiency.

Cloud Access Manager delivers single sign-on (SSO), just-in-time cloud provisioning, identity federation, access control and auditing for a wide array of web application access scenarios.


  • Centralized authentication, single sign-on (SSO) and attribute retrieval - Move away from dedicated application-centric directories, and the administrative burden they represent, by connecting multiple user directories and applications into a centralized authentication “hub.” Now a single login event (and password) can create a session spanning multiple web applications, hosted locally or by software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Applications can be integrated through a variety of technologies including credential injection, HTTP headers and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) security tokens. Using a robust, rules-based engine, Cloud Access Manager can deliver additional data about users to protected applications, for personalization or fine-grained access control.
  • Policy-based access control - Eliminate inconsistent, ad-hoc security and ensure that users can access only the applications they are authorized to use, based on IT-defined user roles. Roles and role membership can be assigned dynamically based on policies evaluated in real time, using existing identity data. Rules-based access control can be applied down to sub-regions of a web application, for enabling more granular authorization.
  • Identity federation - Enable access scenarios that span security boundaries (cloud-based applications, multi-forest collaboration, heterogeneous platforms, partner extranets, etc.) without the need for redundant user passwords. With federation support in both Identity Provider (IdP) and Service Provider (SP) roles, Cloud Access Manager easily facilitates user access to web applications, regardless of where the users and/or the apps are located.
  • Cloud access provisioning - Provision user accounts at the cloud application for federated SSO to Salesforce®, Google® Apps service or Microsoft® Office 365®. Cloud Access Manger centralizes access provisioning and SSO functions into a single tool, for greater IT efficiency. Just-in-time provisioning saves money by activating licenses only when access is actually used.
  • Application discovery and remote access - Simplify how users find all the applications they need to get work done with Cloud Access Manager’s Application Portal. Users find an easy-to-read, role-based collection of links to the applications to which they are entitled. Through the Cloud Access Manager proxy, users can access any application from any location via a web browser.
  • Access auditing - Leverage Cloud Access Manager’s role as a centralized authentication and access control solution for auditing and reporting on access events for compliance, repudiation and forensics purposes.
  • SSO in virtual environments - Integration with Dell Wyse vWorkspace provides access to hosted Windows and Linux virtual desktops and applications through the Cloud Access Manager Application Portal.



Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (with latest updates applied) or above1
CPUMin. 2 multi-core processors
MemoryMin. 4 GB
Disk space (minimum)200MB

Notes: Proof of Concept deployment option provides a built-in database; database server can be co-located with host machine

Database ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 or above
CPUMin. 2 multi-core processors
MemoryMin. 4 GB
Disk space (guideline, assuming typical usage)200 MB + ~2K per user + ~2K per user per day (audit)


  • Internet Explorer (version 8 and above)2, 5
  • Google Chrome (version 25 and above)3, 4
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 20.0 and above)2, 4
  • Safari (version 5.1 and above)4
  • Safari (version 5.1 and above)4
  • Safari (iOS6 and above)
  • Google Chrome (version 30 and above)
  • Google Chrome (version 30 and above)
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 24 and above)
  • Standard browser (Blackberry 10 and above)
Windows Phone 7
  • Internet Explorer (Windows Phone 7.5 and above)

1Proxy host servers can run on a Windows Server Core configuration
2Supported for integrated Windows authentication
3Google Chrome version 34.0.1847.131m or above supported for integrated Windows authentication
4Supported for administrator users
5Internet Explorer version 9 and above supported for administrator users