Harmonise and track Web access:
A key issue for Le Groupe La Poste
Le Groupe La Poste a French public limited company since March 1st, 2010, is organised into five Business Units: Services-Mail-Parcels, La Banque Postale, La Poste Network, GeoPost and Digital Services. Present in more than 40 countries on 4 continents, the group has more than 266,000 employees.
In 2009, the central Information System Division (ISD) noted that a large number of directories existed among ISDs in the various branches and within cross-functional Management divisions. Over the years, cross-functional applications have been deployed, most of them using their own authentication repository. This architecture implies multiple login/password pairs for users, significant licence, operation and administration costs, information inconsistencies between each directory likely to generate security problems on the IS.
Therefore, the central ISD decided to launch a Web SSO portal to centralise and coordinate employee access to their Group applications.