Definition of Outsider

Definition of computer security terms: Outsider

One of two kinds of identity and access management Principals which includes customers, partners and vendors.

There are normally many more Outsiders than Insiders. Outsiders generally access only a few systems (e.g., CRM, e-Commerce, retirement benefits, etc.), and access these systems infrequently. Identity profiles about outsiders tend to be less detailed and less accurate than about insiders.