Hitachi ID Group Manager
Hitachi ID Group Manager is a self-service group membership request portal. It allows
users to request access to resources such as shares and folders,
rather than initially specifying groups. Group Manager automatically
maps requests to the appropriate security groups and invites
group owners to approve or reject the proposed change.
Group Manager is available both as a stand-alone solution and as a
no-cost module included with Hitachi ID Identity Manager.
In many organizations, there are more Active Directory groups than
there are users. Management of membership in these groups can be a
- There is a high volume of change requests and
- Users are unfamiliar with groups and instead call the help
desk complaining about "access denied" errors.
Group membership management is time consuming:
- Help desk calls are escalated to a security team.
- Security analysts must:
- Locate the object which a user tried to access.
- Find a group with suitable privileges.
- Locate the group's owner and ask for permission to add the user.
Group Manager is a solution for managing membership in Active
Directory groups. It allows users, who are often unfamiliar with
AD groups, to initiate requests for access:
- Users specify a resource such as a share or folder.
- Group Manager offers the user a menu of access control options,
each consisting of a group, access rights and an owner.
- Users select the appropriate group to request membership.
- An Group Manager workflow invites the group owner or another
stake-holder to approve the change.
- Approved requests are automatically fulfilled.
- The user is notified of the change. Users may have to sign out of
and back into Windows, for the change to take effect (via a new