Generali France, commitment and deep sense of responsibility
Founded more than 180 years ago in Trieste, Generali has been present in France since 1832, its oldest foreign location. Over the years, the French subsidiary acquired various France-based companies that were gradually consolidated to culminate in the creation of the single Generali France company in December of 2006. Generali France’s turnover reached 11 billion euros in 2016. The company relies on 10,000 employees to offer insurance solutions to 8.3 million customers, private individuals or beneficiaries of assurances through their business activities, as well as 800,000 businesses and professionals. Today, Groupe Generali is one of the largest insurers in the world. Its turnover in 2016 reached 70 billion euros. With 74,000 employees worldwide, serving 55 million customers in more than 60 countries, the Group is one of the leaders of the Western European market, and holds an increasingly important place in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia.
Generali France provides its partners and customers with numerous application services. Access to these services requires customers and partners to identify themselves in order to verify that they are authorised to access the applications. An SSO mechanism was in place to optimise the user experience. It was the result of specific developments, and was not based on market standards such as OAuth or SAMLv2. This lack of conformity impeded Generali in the desire to securely open their IS to more stakeholders, for whom the support of these standards is a prerequisite before considering the services of Generali France. It was within this context that the access management project took shape in 2015.