Gartner Research

Identity Data Services

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00234484

Analyst(s): Ian Glazer, Bob Blakley


Users and applications receive information from a variety of sources and through a variety of interfaces. Some of the sources are inside the enterprise; others are provided by partners or by cloud-hosted service providers. Some interfaces are standardized; others are proprietary. This Reference Architecture template lists identity data sources and describes their interfaces. *The secondary authors listed above have been included for attribution purposes only. They were the original authors of this content, but were not involved in the latest update. As they are no longer employed at Gartner, please contact the lead author if you have questions.

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Template Description

  • Identity Data Services Interface
  • Management and Audit Interface
  • Virtualization Services
    • Virtual Directories
    • Directory Proxy Services
  • Synchronization Services
    • Meta-Directories
  • Directories

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