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Definition of 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.