Blog Posts by Thomas Pedersen

About the Author

Thomas Pedersen, founder of Onelogin, has more than 15 years of experience in building and selling carrier-grade billing systems for phone companies, initially at Cisco-backed Digiquant in Denmark and later at Intec Telecom Systems in the US. After having helped Zendesk grow to 5,000 customers as VP Business Development, he is now laser-focused on making OneLogin the most widely deployed identity management solution in the cloud.

Putting a Face on Identity

Today, we introduced a new feature called Photos, which enables users in OneLogin to have a photo on their profile. Many other apps have this capability already, so why am I so excited about this new feature?

August 25th, 2016 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology


Why We Acquired Portadi

Today we announced the acquisition of Portadi, Inc, a cloud-based password management tool for teams. So why did we do that?

June 13th, 2016 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology, culture and news


Unparalleled Data Privacy for European Companies

Today, OneLogin announced a strategic partnership with T-Systems, the German IT powerhouse and a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. The announcement could not have been more timely given Apple’s recent stance against FBI’s demand to have a backdoor created in Apple’s mobile operating system.

March 8th, 2016 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | culture and news, security and compliance


Legacy IAM + cloud = #fail

Complex on-premise IAM solutions are incompatible with the ease-of-use of the modern cloud applications that organizations use today.

May 11th, 2015 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology


The Power of Standards and The Momentum of SAML

The rate at which enterprise cloud vendors launch seem to continue to accelerate. And now SAML has become a must-have for new cloud vendors very quickly after initial product launch

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology


Fileless is the new paperless

When my brother and I started OneLogin a few years ago, we didn’t have to think hard about choosing Google Docs. It just seemed natural since we were both on Macs and worked thousands of miles apart, which made us focus on how we could collaborate most efficiently.

September 8th, 2014 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology


2014 State of SaaS Identity Management

Looks like we were on to something when we open sourced OneLogin’s first SAML Toolkit three years ago — the OneLogin 2014 State of SaaS Identity Management survey that we just completed with CSA shows that SaaS vendors are adopting SAML in droves. Of the 100 participants that completed the survey, 97 percent are backing the SAML standard for single sign-on into cloud

February 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology


Multi-Factor Agony

I just love security. After all, it’s what we do here at OneLogin. But I love security even more when it doesn’t get in my way of getting work done.

June 7th, 2013 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology


Dropbox for Business’ Support of SAML Based Single Sign-On Marks a Milestone in Cloud App Security

“We are excited to partner with OneLogin to bring single sign-on, enterprise-class security and seamless directory integration to Dropbox for Business customers.”

May 20th, 2013 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | Product and Technology


Reuters and The Three Rules of Passwords

Another month, another embarrassing story about a big website getting hacked – this time it was Reuters. While some might be tempted to make grand proclamations about password security, it’s important to remember that we are all just humans and that human nature is to favor convenience over security.

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by Thomas Pedersen | product and technology