Identity Management

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free

     An identity management system refers to an information system, or to a set of technologies that can be used for enterprise or cross-network identity management Additional terms are used synonymously with "identity management system" including;
    •   Access governance system
    •   Identity and access management system
    •   Entitlement management system
    •   User provisioning system

     Identity management (IdM) describes the management of individual identities, their authentication, authorization, roles and privileges] within or across system and enterprise boundaries with the goal of increasing security and productivity while decreasing cost, downtime, and repetitive tasks. "Identity management" and "access and identity management" (or AIM) are terms that are used interchangeably under the title of identity management while identity management itself falls under the umbrella of IT security. Identity management systems, products, applications, and platforms are commercial Identity management solutions implemented for enterprises An identity management system refers to an information system, or to a set of technologies that can be used for enterprise or cross-network identity management

     Additional terms are used synonymously with "identity management system" including;
    •   Access governance system
    •   Identity and access management system
    •   Entitlement management system
    •   User provisioning system

     Technologies, services, and terms related to identity management include active directories, service providers, identity providers, Web services, access control, digital identities,password managers, single sign-on, security tokens, security token services (STS), workflows, OpenID, WS-Security, WS-Trust, SAML 2.0, OAuth, and RBAC

"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution"
- Niccolo Machiavelli