Resource Center
Hitachi ID Facebook Page Hitachi ID Twitter Page Find us on Google+ Hitachi ID YouTube Page

User Provisioning

A user provisioning system is shared IT infrastructure which is used to pull the management of users, identity attributes and security entitlements out of individual systems and applications, into a shared infrastructure.

User provisioning is intended to make the creation, management and deactivation of login IDs, home directories, mail folders, security entitlements and related items faster, cheaper and more reliable. This is done by automating and codifying business processes such as onboarding and termination and connecting these processes to multiple systems.

User provisioning systems work by automating one or more processes:

As well, a user provisioning system must be able to connect these processes to systems and applications, using connectors that can:

Hitachi ID Identity Manager is designed to manage user accounts, identity information and security entitlements on a variety of systems and applications. It helps organizations to:

  • Reduce costs, by replacing manual IT support processes with automation and self-service.
  • Improve user productivity by simplifying change requests and eliminating long wait times for security changes.
  • Strengthen security through policy enforcement and reliable access deactivation.

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

Return to Identity Management Concepts