Architecture in Brief

The Autonomous Identity architecture has a simple three-layer conceptual model:

  • Application Layer. Autonomous Identity implements a flexible Docker Swarm microservices architecture, where multiple applications run together in containers. The microservices component provides flexible configuration and end-user interaction to the deployment. The microservices components are the following:

    • Autonomous Identity UI. Autonomous Identity supports a dynamic UI that displays the entitlements, confidence scores, and recommendations.

    • Autonomous Identity API. Autonomous Identity provides an API that can access endpoints using REST. This allows easy scripting and programming for your system.

    • Self-Service Tool. The self-service tool lets users reset their Autonomous Identity passwords.

    • Backend Repository. The backend repository stores Autonomous Identity user information. To interface with the backend repository, you can use the phpldapadmin tool to enter and manage users.

    • Configuration Service. Autonomous Identity supports a configuration service that allows you to set parameters for your system and processes.

    • Command-Line Interface. Autonomous Identity supports a command-line interface for easy scripting and automation.

    • Nginx. Nginx is a popular HTTP server and reverse proxy for routing HTTPS traffic.

    • Hashicorp Consul. Consul is a third-party system for service discovery and configuration.

  • Data Layer. Autonomous Identity uses a Apache Cassandra NoSQL database to serve predictions, confidence scores, and prediction data to the end user. Apache Cassandra is a distributed and linearly scalable database with no single point of failure.

  • Analytics and Administration Layer. Autonomous Identity uses a multi-source Apache Spark analytics engine to generate the predictions and confidence scores. Apache Spark is a distributed, cluster-computing framework for AI machine learning for large datasets. Autonomous Identity also uses a deployer wrapper script to launch Ansible playbooks for easy and quick deployment of the components.

Figure 1: A Simple Conceptual Image of the Autonomous Identity Architecture

Autonomous Identity Conceptual Architecture

Autonomous Identity's flexible architecture can deploy in any number of ways: single-node or multi-node configurations across on-prem, cloud, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. For example, you can configure a two-server deployment with the minimum hardware and software requirements as shown below:

Figure 2: A Simple Image of a Two-Server Autonomous Identity Architecture

Autonomous Identity Simple Two-Server Deployment
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