Login information and group memberships (identity) often are centrally managed in Enterprises. Many systems use this information to, for example, achieve Single Sign On (SSO) functionality. Surprisingly, access to the Weblogic Server Console and applications is often not centrally managed. I will explain why centralizing management of these identities, in addition to increased security, quickly starts reducing operational cost and even increases developer productivity. During a demonstration, I will introduce several methods for debugging authentication using an external authentication provider in order to lower the bar to apply this pattern. This technically oriented presentation is especially useful for people working in operations managing Weblogic Servers.