Identity Administration

Learn more about identity administration.

Identity administration is the process of creating new and modifying or deleting existing identities as well as managing the security entitlements associated with those identities.

Identity administration may be accomplished using tools included with each system and application -- for example, the MMC snap-in for Users and Computers in Active Directory, commands such as "CREATE USER" on SQL databases and shell scripts such as /usr/sbin/adduser on Linux systems.

As the number of systems and applications where identities and entitlements must be managed grows, it makes sense to automate identity administration processes using an identity and access management (IAM) system.

Hitachi ID Identity Manager manages the lifecycles of identities and entitlements. It includes:

  1. Automated updates driven by a system of record.
  2. A request portal.
  3. A workflow engine to invite people to approve requests, certify access or complete tasks.
  4. Access certification processes.
  5. Policy engines to enforce a variety of types of rules.
  6. Reports, dashboards and analytics.
  7. Automated connectors and human implementers.
  8. Unified management of logical access and physical assets.
  9. Identity synchronization.

Identity Manager includes connectors to manage users and entitlements on over 120 kinds of systems and applications, on-premise and in the cloud.

These capabilities are accessed via a web portal, compatible with both full-screen browsers (PC, tablet) and smart-phones (via mobile app).

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