Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to MDM Hub Security
  3. Resources
  4. Roles
  5. Users and User Groups
  6. Security Providers
  7. Application Level Security
  8. Password Hashing
  9. Glossary

Application Level Security Overview

Application Level Security Overview

The Security Access Module (SAM) is the security module for the MDM Hub, which controls user credentials and roles. Other applications and components within an MDM Hub implementation also have security settings to ensure that they communicate with the MDM Hub securely. For example, you can configure data-level security for Informatica Data Director.
Informatica conducts internal security tests of Informatica products. For example, Informatica uses industry-standard scanning applications to test products for security vulnerabilities, such as an SQL injection attack. Other Informatica security applications, used in conjunction with SAM, add an extra layer of security to an MDM Hub implementation. Informatica Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) applies a mask to data to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. The Informatica MDM Provisioning tool and Informatica ActiveVOS are not security applications but they still communicate securely with the MDM Hub.
The following image shows a sample MDM Hub implementation and how the components connect with one another:
An application server contains the MDM Hub, which in turn contains a Hub Server and a Process Server. A double arrow labelled HTTP connects the Hub Server and Process Server. The Hub Server contains the Hub Console (SAM). Above the Hub Server, but in the application server are IDD and the Provisioning Tool. External to the application server, there is DDM, ActiveVOS, and a Database Server. Database Server contains MDM Hub Master Database and Operational Reference Store. A double arrow labelled API/Masking connects DDM and the Hub Server. A double arrow labelled SQL connects DDM and the Database Server. A double arrow labelled API connects ActiveVOS and the Hub Server.


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