Identity and access management is a security discipline that ensures only credentialed, authorized, authenticated users can access, manage, and use the technology, software, systems, and data in your business.
Terms related to Identity Management: Identity security, cybersecurity, information security, integrity, single sign-on, privacy, multifactor authentication, security token, user account
Identity management is typically implemented through an Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform. This platform integrates with your existing software, systems, and applications to provide a secure way for people to authenticate themselves and log in to your systems.
Identity management works through getting a good “baseline” from users. This could include their login account name, a sophisticated password, a security token reference, biometric information, and various other data. This is the security information they will be assessed against when trying to access your systems in the future.
IAM tools use different types of authentication techniques, including:
Good IAM tools and software should work across any environment, whether that’s on-premise, cloud-based, hybrid, Internet of Things, or something else. Although IAM may be a slight inconvenience for end users, it also provides significantly enhanced security for your organization and protects their personal data.