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identity and access management (iam)

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an organizational process for ensuring the user accessing a resource is who they say they are and providing the proper access rights to the user. This extends beyond identifying, authenticating, and authorizing individuals to utilize IT resources but also includes hardware and applications access.

Comment created Identity and Access Management (IAM) – organizational process for ensuring the user is who they say they are and providing the proper access rights to the user. This extends beyond identifying, authenticating, and authorizing individuals to utilize IT resources but also includes hardware and applications access. IAM solutions can oversee identities and access to assets that live on-premise or in the cloud.

Example:

“Our school has typically used IAM software on-premises, but this year we’ve made the decision to move to a cloud-based IdaaS solution such as Centrify.”

Popular Resource:

The Evolution of Authentication White Paper, from Goode Intelligence & HYPR explores the evolution of authentication over the last 50 years.

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