What is IDM?

   As today‚Äôs business climate calls for greater efficiency, security, audit and compliance, the need for effective Identity and Access Management (IDM) has never been more pressing.   Identity and Access Management is essentially a comprehensive set of solutions that is used to identify users within a given IT system or application (eg. employees, customers, contractors etc) and control their respective access to resources within that system.

  The key areas of focus for IDM solutions involve the following concepts :

 -  Authentication
 -  Authorisation
 -  Single Sign On
 -  Federated Single Sign On
 -  Provisioning
 -  User Identity Lifecycle management
 -  Access control
 -  Role Based access control
 -  Meta directories and directory virtualisation
 -  Audit and security compliance

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