Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2015

Published: 06 July 2015

ID: G00273458

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman


The Internet of Things, and user and entity behavior analytics make their debuts and fuel hype in the IAM market, while some technologies have matured or have become embedded in other market offerings.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • User Managed Access (UMA)
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • Limited Disclosure Technology
    • OpenID Connect
    • SCIM
    • High-Assurance Public Identity Provider
  • At the Peak
    • Application Services Governance
    • Mobile Single Sign-On
    • OAuth
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • IDaaS
    • Externalized Authorization Management
    • Common Access Cards
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
    • IAM Managed Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Microsoft RAA
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
    • Identity Governance and Administration
    • Privileged Access Management
    • X.509 Smart Tokens for User Authentication
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Social Profiles
    • Virtual Directories
    • Identity-Proofing Services
    • SIEM
    • IAM Consulting and System Integration Services
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • Electronic Signatures
    • Federated Identity Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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