Gartner Research

Building an Entitlement Catalog to Succeed With Identity Governance and Administration

Published: 17 January 2014

ID: G00259261

Analyst(s): Heidi L. Wachs, Ian Glazer


An understanding of assignable permissions within enterprise applications is required for successful IAM projects, and yet, gathering and managing this knowledge is one of the least discussed aspects of IAM. An up-to-date entitlement catalog supports the full range of access governance activities.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Entitlement Ownership and Accountability
    • Identify Existing Entitlement Repositories
    • Determine the Entitlement-Gathering Method
    • Architect the Solution
  • Building an Entitlement Catalog in Six Steps
    • Step 1: Prioritize Systems and Platforms
    • Step 2: Define What Will Be Collected
    • Step 3: Collect the Entitlements
    • Step 4: Assign Core Attributes to Entitlements
    • Step 5: Enhance Entitlements with Metadata
    • Step 6: Maintain the Catalog

Risks and Pitfalls

Recommended Reading

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