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

Summary

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

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.