Gartner Research

Take a People-Centric Approach to Simplify Identity and Access Management

Published: 02 July 2014

ID: G00263951

Analyst(s): Ant Allan , Tom Scholtz


This research shows IAM and other security and risk leaders how a people-centric approach enables IAM programs to better deal with the impacts of the Nexus of Forces and digital business and the needs of the digital workplace.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • People-Centric Security
  • People-Centric IAM
  • Impacts and Top Recommendations for People-Centric IAM

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The radical shift from a familiar legacy approach toward IAM to a novel, people-centric approach will oblige IAM leaders to invest in careful justification and marketing of these initiatives
  • Unsustainable effort required to enforce least privilege across all access for all users will lead IAM leaders to apply the principle only where it matters (regulated and other critical assets)
  • The burden of legacy user authentication methods on all kinds of users, exacerbated in mobile use cases, will lead IAM leaders to adopt adaptive access control and new "recognition technologies"

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 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?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.