Introduction

Our last blog reviewed what the “Platform as a Service” (or “PaaS”) part of the Cloud is.  It is essentially the second layer, which contains of both hardware and software components for your IT Infrastructure.  In this blog, we look at third and final component of the Cloud, which is known as the “Software as a Service”, or “SaaS”.

This is in fact the most heavily used part of the Cloud, as many software applications can be rented or purchased on demand, at an affordable and fixed monthly pricing.  Also, we will examine how Biometrics can protect the SaaS layer.

The SaaS

A specific definition of the SaaS is as follows:

“The (SaaS) allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Common examples are email, calendaring, and office tools (such as Microsoft Office 365).”

(SOURCE:  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-saas/).

Typically, the SaaS platform will reside in the same part of the PaaS server where that has its own set of software applications (as just described).

How Can Biometrics Be Used to Protect the SaaS?

Since at this point, we are now discussing securing software applications, Physical Access Entry is no longer the issue, it is now how to secure the Logical Access Entry side of this equation. In this scenario, there are four assumptions that are made:

  1. The PaaS Server (which also contains the SaaS Platform) will have a separate “Authentication Server” which will store the Enrollment Biometric Templates of the subscriber’s whom have purchased SaaS based applications;
  2. Fingerprint Recognition will be the predominant Biometric Technology to be used in this regard;
  3. A Web Browser will be used to access the SaaS applications;
  4.  The use of APIs is also made in the authentication process.

 

(SOURCE: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-the-cloud/)

Step 1:

The end user submits their fingerprint via a Fingerprint Recognition Device connected to their computer via a USB connection.  From here, the raw image is compiled, the unique features are extracted, and the Biometric Template (which is a mathematical file) is created.  This then becomes what is known as the “Model File”.

Step 2:

The “Model File” is then sent from the Fingerprint Recognition application (which actually resides in the device itself) to the API Service using what is known as a “REST Call”.

Step 3:

The “REST Call” then connects to the Authentication Server; it sends it the “Model File”, and also requests for the authentication process of the end user to begin.

Step 4:

The Authentication Server then confirms the Enrollment Template it has of the end user with the information that is presented in the “Model File”.

Step 5:

If the authentication proves to be successful in Step #4, the Authentication Server then ends over an API based username/password combination.

 Step 6:

Now having the username/password combination that was established in Step #5, the API now sets up a new session on the web interface for the end user to access the SaaS application that he or she needs access to.

Step 7:

The API then creates and sends over the Session ID to the end user’s computer.

Step 8:

The end user can now download this specific SaaS based application onto their own computer and access via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) through the web browser of their choice.

Step 9:

The SaaS Platform can further manage this connection and service that is being provided through the Session ID that was created in Step #7.

Conclusions

This concludes our series on how Biometrics can be used in the Cloud.

46 thoughts on “Biometrics for Cloud Infrastructure -Pt.4

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  12. I have followed this series since part 1. That said any Computer Company should incorporate this in their game plan. The benefits of this are too good to pass up. Of course, to further enhance it you must combine different measures with it.

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  14. Los Angeles Managed Service Provider presented Paas last time, now its SaaS which is another phase of the cloud database. Ots true that both PaaS and SaaS resides in same server. Now I know the steps biometrics take to protect SaaS.

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  20. Software as a service is in fact the most heavily used part of the Cloud, as many software applications can be rented or purchased on demand, at an affordable and fixed monthly pricing. Los Angeles IT Consulting helps to dot the i’s and cross the t’s in this regards. Trust them to take care of the second layer of the cloud for your firm.

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  25. I agree with the previous notion of this being a life saver in at the very least keeping us informed. Whether it is IT Services in California or in a far away country biometrics is a must now since we need all the security we could get. Even our phones have print recognition but that tech still needs work but the technology is here.

  26. Computer Company should in accordance follow the steps to safety. Biometric will help you get optimal security on cloud. Thanks for this detail on SaaS. Thanks for this brilliant and reasonable post.

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  33. Learned a lot about PaAs and SaAs. Los Angeles Computer Company pretty sure enjoys this and using this properly. Thanks for this post.

  34. I think, so far, biometrics authentication is the most secure security means there is. Well, at least, it is the least easy security to be breached.

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  38. To my best of knowledge, every Computer Company should be guided and oriented on usefulness on biometric for cloud infrastructure. Thanks for the insight on SaaS.

  39. I always knew that cloud works a bit different than a normal system and this was very well explained. Anyway, props to those Los Angeles Managed Service Provider who uses this. It makes systems more secure. Something that is very much needed these days.

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