Gartner Research

2017 Planning Guide for Identity and Access Management

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00313643

Analyst(s): Mary Ruddy , Lori Robinson , Homan Farahmand , Mark Diodati , Erik Wahlstrom , Paul Rabinovich


The shifting of users, applications and management to the cloud, and the acceleration of IT innovation, has forever altered the IAM landscape. In 2017, technical professionals must focus on IAM initiatives that deliver rapid time to value but avoid "technical debt."

Table Of Contents

Identity and Access Management Trends

  • Office 365 Continues to Disrupt Enterprise IAM
    • Planning Considerations
  • Third-Wave Authentication Will Accelerate
    • Mobile Push
    • Identity Proofing
    • FIDO
    • Planning Considerations
  • IaaS Identity Services for Application Migration Become a Reality
    • Planning Considerations
  • Advanced Analytics Will Permeate IAM Services
    • Identity Governance and Administration Analytics
    • Adaptive Access Control
    • Planning Considerations
  • The Internet of Things Will Raise the Stakes for IAM
    • Identity Is Hard to Architect and Maintain
    • The Invention of New, Not Always Rounder, Wheels
    • Scale
    • Planning Considerations
  • Blockchain Will Advance Decentralized IAM
    • Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

  • Scalable Office 365 IAM
  • Mobile Push Authentication
  • IaaS Identity Services for Application Migration
  • Identity Analytics
  • Identity of Things

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