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IGA Best Practices: Establish an Identity Perimeter With Identity Life Cycle Processes

Published: 10 August 2016

ID: G00271345

Analyst(s): Brian Iverson


Many organizations using IGA tools have gaps in their key controls because of poorly designed identity life cycle processes. IAM leaders should adopt these identity life cycle best practices, which include key metrics, for their IGA deployments to properly establish an identity perimeter.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Design Identity Life Cycle Processes in IGA Tools Following Four Basic Patterns
  • Model People's Relationships With the Organization as Relationship Roles
    • Use Policies to Drive Account Removal for Deactivated Users
    • Avoid Duplicate Identities With Identity Correlation
  • Monitor Identities to Enforce the Identity Perimeter

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