Hitachi ID Password Manager has been deployed in very large organizations, including:

  • One password reset system supporting 750,000 students and parents in a school district and another supporting about 10,000,000 consumers.
  • Internal corporate deployments with up to 350,000 users.
  • Users distributed over six continents (nobody in Antarctica).
  • A single Password Manager instance, running on a single server, managing passwords on over 3,200 stand-alone Unix systems.

This level of scalability is a result of many architectural features:

  • Built-in, real-time database replication between servers (WAN-friendly, encrypted).
  • Explicit support for multi-master, active-active, load-balanced configurations with cooperation between replica servers.
  • Multi-threading operation of all components.

In addition, Password Manager incorporates many features that, while not directly performance-related, are needed to operate in large, complex networks:

  • Compatibility with reverse web proxies, which can expose some or all of the Password Manager UI to less-trusted network segments (e.g., DMZ).
  • A connector proxy server, which allows Password Manager to connect to target systems on isolated network segments.
  • Support for multiple languages (including Unicode) per running instance.
  • Auto-discovery of accounts and groups on integrated systems and applications.