Identity administration and analytics refers to a system capable of both identity and access management (IAM) and identity analytics.
Identity analytics refers to a system capable of examining data about identities -- which typically comprise:
- Unique identifiers, such as login IDs, e-mail addresses and employee numbers.
- Identity attributes, such as names and codes for things like a user's department or location.
- Security entitlements assigned to each identity (user).
Using these data, drawn from one or more systems, an identity analytics system should be able to answer questions such as:
- What security entitlements does this user have?
- What users have this security entitlement?
- What users share these identity attributes?
- What users have inconsistent (i.e., different values on different systems) identity attributes?
- Who requested and approved the creation of a given identity?
- When was a given identity created and/or modified?
- Are identities and entitlements being actively used or, equivalently, which ones are dormant?
- Which identities are linked across systems and which are orphaned?
Hitachi ID Identity Manager is an IAM system which includes extensive identity analytics capabilities, such as those described above, built-in.