Identity and access management is in short referred to as IAM. It is a framework that facilitates the business processes management of digital or electronic identities. This includes the policies of the organization to manage the digital identity and the technologies supporting identity management.
What it should include?
Identity and access management should include essential tools and controls to record and capture the information of user login, manage the user identities database of the enterprise and manage the assignment as well as the removal of access. Thus, it means the IAM system provides a service that is centralized and the visibility is in the user base aspects of the company.
The identity and access management technologies are expected to simplify the process of setting up of account and the user provisioning. The systems reduce the time of completing the process through controlled workflow so that the errors are decreased. In this way it allows automated accounting and allows the administrators to view instantly or even change the rights of access on the spot.
IAM systems are expected to be used to establish groups and offer flexibility with specific privileges to meet specific roles so that there are access rights on the job functions of each employee uniformly assigned. The system is anticipated to provide approval and request processes enabling modifying privileges so that the employees with identical job location and title may be customized, yet they enjoy slightly different, access.
- Identity and access management technologies can be employed to capture, initiate, manage and record user identities offering permission of access in automated manner.
- The companies are able to manage the identities with greater user access control and are managing to reduce the internal and external risks of data breaches.
- IAM automating systems permit businesses to efficiently operate, thus the money, time and effort is reduced.