Improving Runtime Authorization Maturity

Published: 25 May 2017 ID: G00320089


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Externalized runtime authorization is becoming more common for mitigating digital risk and meeting compliance obligations. This report provides a maturity model for technical professionals to enhance underlying architecture by modernizing policy management and establishing enforcement patterns.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Externalized Runtime Authorization
      • Flow of Operation
      • Recent Advancements
      • Emerging Standard Specifications
    • Maturity Model
      • Maturity Model Criteria
      • Runtime Authorization Deployment Model
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
  • The Details
    • Selecting Authorization Patterns and Policy Management Approach
      • Front-End Tier Authorization Pattern
      • Middle-Tier Authorization Pattern
      • Back-End Tier Authorization
      • Policy Management Approach for Each Pattern
    • Architectural Considerations for Authorization Patterns
      • Portal Access
      • API Access
      • Application Access
      • Data Access
      • Federated Access
    • Example of Runtime Authorization Vendors
      • EAM
      • WAM
      • API Gateway
      • Emerging Policy Management Vendors
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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