In today’s federated workplace, many third parties need access to internal systems and resources. This assessment examines how IAM professionals can implement best practices for provisioning and governing third-party identities in a cross-domain environment.
- Third-Party Identities Defined
- The Challenge
- Identity Life Cycle Management
- Governance and Oversight
- Inappropriate or Excessive Privileges
- Privileged Access
- Orphaned Accounts
- Eighty Percent Process, 20% Technology
- Build an IAM Program That Is Specific to Third Parties
- Understand and Document Business Processes
- Create Consistent Processes for Managing the Identity Life Cycle
- Establish Partnerships
- Assign Delegates and Sponsors
- Autoexpire Third-Party Accounts
- Apply the Principle of Least Privilege
- Audit Controls, and Perform Access Reviews
- Prevent the Fox From Watching Over the Henhouse
- Technical Approaches
- User Provisioning
- Alternatives to User Provisioning
- Identity and Access Governance
- Privileged Account Management
- Secure the Environment
- Design an IAM Program That Is Specific to Third Parties
- Ensure That a Federation Contract Exists
- Assign a Delegate or Sponsor
- Manage the Identity Life Cycle
- Architect for the Use Case
- Utilize Standards-Based Federated Provisioning Where Possible
- Include Third-Party Identities in Access Certifications
- Implement Privileged Account Controls
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