Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2007


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Regulatory compliance continues to be a major force for changes in identity and access management technologies. User provisioning project failures have reduced expectations. Federation is gaining ground. Web access management and password management have become IAM stalwarts.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Personal Identity Frameworks
      • Biometric Technologies for User Authentication to Portable Storage Devices
      • Versatile Authentication Servers
      • Contactless Chip Cards
      • IAM/NAC Integration
      • Resource Access Administration
      • Authorization Management
      • Security Token Services
      • Shared Account/Service Account Password Management Tools
    • At the Peak
      • Identity Auditing
      • Role Management for Enterprises
      • Identity Proofing Services
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Virtual Directories
      • Biometric Technologies for User Authentication to Networks
      • SOD for ERP
      • Biometric Technologies for User Authentication to Client Devices
      • Lightweight One-Time-Password Authentication Methods
      • Public-Key Operations
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Federated Identity Management
      • User Provisioning
      • Microsoft Active Directory/Kerberos
      • Metadirectories
      • Smart Tokens
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Enterprise Single Sign-On
      • Web Access Management
      • Clinical Context Object Workgroup
      • Password Management
    • Appendices
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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