Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2017

Published: 05 July 2017

ID: G00313858

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman


FIDO authentication protocols and multiparty computing make their debuts. IDaaS and IGA have advanced in adoption and maturity. UEBA is at the peak. Mobile SSO is in the trough, and identity federation, IAM professional services and electronic signature have matured off the Hype Cycle.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • UMA
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • Blockchain for IAM
    • FIDO Authentication Protocols
    • Multiparty Computing
  • At the Peak
    • OpenID Connect
    • SCIM
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Common Access Cards
    • Mobile SSO
    • Externalized Authorization Management
    • IDaaS
    • OAuth 2
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
    • IAM Managed Services
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
    • Privileged Access Management
    • X.509 Smart Hardware Tokens for User Authentication
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Identity Governance and Administration
    • Identity-Proofing Services
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • SIEM
    • Virtual Directories
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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