The challenges in managing identities

User identities are at the core of your business. Organizations need to manage access to corporate resources and systems to an ever-changing flux of employees, partners and customers.

Without a comprehensive security framework each system has to maintain its own authentication and authorization scheme, user repository, and security policies. As companies build custom applications or acquire solutions, the problem quickly becomes unwieldy. Without a comprehensive Identity Management strategy you are faced with these challenges:

  • Identities are maintained in multiple user repositories and are difficult to manage.
  • Time required to set up new users is lengthy and end user productivity is impacted while new hires are forced to wait for approval and access to each system required for a specific role.
  • Identities are not removed in a timely or consistent manner when a user leaves the company or changes their job. Security holes are created. Limited audit information exists.
  • Organizations face a high number of help desk calls as users need to call the help desk for routine tasks such as password resets. • Users require multiple logins and passwords to access different applications. New security holes are created as users invent ways to remember their credentials.

OpenIAM Identity Manager

The OpenIAM Identity Manager automates the task of managing identities across the various devices and applications used by the enterprise. This includes applications within the enterprise such as Active Directory and Exchange, and cloud based applications such as Google Apps.

Automating these processes allows organizations to achieve zero day starts and stops, which has a direct impact on end-user productivity and security.

Employees no longer need to wait for days after joining a firm to gain full access to the system required for their roles. Similarly, when an employee leaves, access is removed as per the organization’s policies to ensure that rogue users are not given the opportunity to access sensitive corporate assets.

OpenIAM Identity Manager provides comprehensive capabilities such as:

  • Provisioning, De-provisioning, Workflow
  • Password Management, Password Policies, Synchronization
  • Self-Service, allowing locked users to reset their accounts, manage their profiles, challenge response security questions
  • Audit, Attestation, Reporting
  • Delegated Administration It integrates seamlessly with the OpenIAM Access Manager using shared services and a common repository.
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