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Decision Point for Identity and Access Management in Mobility Projects

Published: 03 August 2012

ID: G00231043

Analyst(s): Ian Glazer


Identity and access management (IAM) provides services woven deeply into every project. Mobility projects present a special set of concerns that IAM teams must address. This Decision Point examines the architectural decisions for identity and access management in a mobility context and shows the relationship between information protection, identity assurance and authorization requirements.

Table Of Contents

Decision Point

Decision Context

  • Business Scenario
  • Architectural Context
  • Related Decisions
  • Requirements and Constraints
    • Requirements
    • Constraints
  • Principles


  • User-to-Application Authentication: Local or Remote

Future Developments

  • Deepening Relationship Between MDM and IAM
  • NFC
  • Context Becomes Critical Data
  • Bring Your Own Identity
  • Privacy
  • Device-Based Externalized Authorization Management

Decision Tool

  • Identity Assurance
    • Stronger Authentication for Higher Assurance
    • Stronger Authentication for Medium Assurance
    • Authentication for Lower Assurance
    • No User-to-Application Authentication

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