Gartner Research

The State of Identity and Access Management With Regard to Public and Private Clouds

Published: 06 June 2013

ID: G00251869

Analyst(s): Nick Nikols

Summary

As enterprises engage in consuming cloud-based services, IAM capabilities are being employed a bit at a time to solve very specific problems. Identity teams must understand the applicability and maturity of the IAM services they can deploy with respect to the different kinds of cloud environments.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Comparison

  • Cloud Computing Spectrum
    • Private Cloud
    • Public Cloud
  • Identity and Access Management Capabilities

Analysis

  • Identity and the Cloud: Uneven Needs, Unevenly Deployed
  • Federated Authentication in Cloud Deployments
    • What This Means for the Enterprise
    • What This Means for the IAM Vendor
    • What This Means for the CSP
  • Authorization in Cloud Deployments
    • What This Means for the Enterprise
    • What This Means for the IAM Vendor
    • What This Means for the CSP
  • Privileged Account Management in Cloud Deployments
    • What This Means for the Enterprise
    • What This Means for the IAM Vendor
    • What This Means for the CSP
  • Identity and Access Governance and User Provisioning
    • What This Means for the Enterprise
    • What This Means for the IAM Vendor
    • What This Means for the CSP
  • Other IAM Capabilities in Cloud Deployments
    • Stronger Authentication
    • Leveraging Mobility
    • Bring Your Own Identity
  • Where Things Will Heat Up
    • Changes in Federated Authentication
    • Changes in Authorization
    • Changes in Privileged Account Management
    • Changes in IAG and User Provisioning
  • The Shape of Things to Come
  • Recommendations for the Enterprise
    • Match IAM Capability to Risks
    • Deploy Federation for SaaS
    • Maintain Control Over Authorization
    • Deploy Privileged Account Management for IaaS and Private Cloud
    • Don't Lose Sight of Access Governance
  • Recommendations for the IAM Vendors
    • Support Federation Protocols for Single Sign-On and Authorization
    • Extend PAM Capabilities to Cloud-Based Infrastructure
    • Extend IAG Capabilities to Cloud-Based Services
  • Recommendations for the Cloud Services Providers
    • PaaS Providers Should Consider EAM
    • Support Federation Protocols
    • Support User Management/Integration Standards

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